Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective

Editors: White, Rob (Ed.)

  • Presents innovative research on Climate Change and Crime with a look towards possible solutions
  • Comprehensive international coverage of a global issue
  • Brings together researchers from the Social and Environmental Sciences
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Few would dispute the power of climate change to lead to profoundly destructive weather events. At the same time, the possibility of climate change as a consequence—or even a cause—of criminal events is far less recognized. As the earth grows warmer, issues regarding land use, water rights, bio-security, and food production and distribution will continue to have far-reaching impact, and produce more opportunity for offenses by individuals and groups as well as political and corporate entities. In Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective, a panel of pioneering green criminologists investigates an increasingly complex chain of ecological causes and effects. Illegal acts are analyzed as they contribute to environmental decline (e.g., wildlife poaching) or result from ecological distress (e.g., survival-related theft). Regulatory and other interventions are critiqued, concepts of environmental harm refined, and new research methodologies called for. And while individual events described are mainly local, the contributors keep the global picture, and substantial questions about human rights and social relationships, firmly in mind. Topics featured include: Global warming as corporate crime. Climate change and the courts: U.S. and global views. Climate change, natural disasters, and gender inequality. The roles and responsibilities of environmental enforcement networks. A sociocultural perspective on climate change denial. PLUS: instructive in-depth chapters on criminological aspects of Hurricane Katrina and the Japanese nuclear disaster. A volume of considerable timeliness and vision, Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective will be read and discussed, and will inspire action, by researchers in criminology, criminal justice, environmental studies, and related disciplines, as well as policymakers.

About the authors

Rob D. White is the Director of the Criminology Research Unit at University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia.  He is also the editor of Controversies in Environmental Sociology (Cambridge University Press), as well as author of Crimes Against Nature: Environmental criminology and ecological justice and editor of both Environmental Crime: A Reader and Global Environmental Harm: Criminological Perspectives, with Taylor & Francis.  His book Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology is to be published by Routledge in 2011.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Criminology of Climate Change

    White, Rob

    Pages 1-11

  • It’s the End of the World as We Know It: The Advance of Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective

    Agnew, Robert

    Pages 13-25

  • Heading Toward a New Criminogenic Climate: Climate Change, Political Economy and Environmental Security

    Fussey, Pete (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • The Cultural Silence of Climate Change Contrarianism

    Brisman, Avi

    Pages 41-70

  • Is Global Warming a State-Corporate Crime?

    Kramer, Ronald C. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective
Editors
  • Rob White
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3640-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3640-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3639-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0025-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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