Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Environmental Crime

  • Giuseppe Di VitaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_560


To study environmental crime in a perspective of law and economics, it is necessary to identify the protected species from an economic point of view and at the same time to give a legal definition of this kind of criminal behavior. The list of sanctions and their effective deterrence effects in cases of environmental crime are addressed in the final part of this entry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and BusinessUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly