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Water, Governance, and Crime Issues

Editors: Eman, K., Mesko, G., Segato, L., Migliorini, M. (Eds.)

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  • Presents empirical research on water regulation from a criminological perspective
  • Offers emerging and anticipated trends in water regulation and crime
  • Provides policy recommendations on national, regional and international levels
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This book provides an overview of crimes involving water, including pollution, illegal dumping, and supply chain disruption from a criminological perspective. It examines a multifaceted issue from a comparative policy perspective supplemented with individual case studies to provide insights on the magnitude of the problem as well as possible solutions and policy recommendations. As growing populations and economic sectors continue to put unprecedented pressures on water supplies, the book aims to contribute to a better understanding of the problem in order to ensure the sustainability, long-term viability, and equitable use of this essential resource.

The first part of the volume examines criminological and policy perspectives, including an overview of regulatory approaches, privatization of water resources, and the scope of the criminal problem in this area. The second part presents informative case studies from a variety of different regional and social contexts. Finally, the editors present an outlook in policy and enforcement improvements. 

This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology, criminal justice, public policy, and comparative law, as well as those studying environmental regulations and sustainability.


Water, Governance and Crime Issues is a much needed addition to the growing original contributions of green criminology. This volume captures the complex landscape of water crimes, including the numerous disparities and inequalities of there being too much water in some places and too little in others amongst the many complexities. The edited collection also covers conceptual issues (i.e. water as a human right) as well as practical hurdles (i.e. the challenges in keeping statistics on offences) and real world examples. Many of the chapters are likely to introduce readers to new issues and the interplay with a myriad of traditional problems – corruption, organised crime, privatisation, and terrorism. I agree with the editors and authors that water crime issues deserve further scientific study and this provides a solid starting point.

-Dr. Tanya Wyatt, University of Northumbria

 

Population growth and urbanization, more frequent droughts due to climate change, the privatization of and unequal access to water resources and increasing water pollution are just some of the contemporary and future challenges relating to water crimes. Water, Governance and Crime Issues speaks to the scientific relevance of water for (green) criminology as well as the policy implications of water crimes. Several of the cases in this edited book refer to countries and regions we do not usually hear about and yet are perfect illustrations of the challenges faced in governing and studying water crimes.

-Dr. Lieselot Bisschop, Erasmus School of Law

About the authors

Katja Eman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Her doctoral thesis was entitled Crimes against the environment - comparative criminology and criminal justice perspectives (2012), and she is the author of Environmental crime and criminology: crime phenomena and development of a green criminology in Slovenia (Scholar's Press, 2014). She participated in a research on water crimes in Europe (2016-2017) and is currently a lead researcher in the EU research project SHINE on sexual harassment in nightlife city areas (2020-2022). 

Gorazd Meško, Ph.D., is a Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia. He was a lead editor of books entitled on Trust and Legitimacy in Criminal Justice: European Perspectives (Meško & Tankebe; Springer, 2015), Handbook on Policing in Central and Eastern Europe (Meško, Fields, Lobnikar & Sotlar, 2013) and Managing and Understanding Threats to the Environment (Meško, Dimitrijević & Fields; Springer, 2011). He participated in a research project on water crimes in Europe (2016-2017) and is currently a lead researcher in a national research project on safety and security in local communities (2019-2024).

Lorenzo Segato, Ph.D., holds a PhD in Criminology and is CEO of REACT – an Italian research centre on crime and corruption. His main fields of interest are corruption, organized crime, and environmental crimes, including water crimes. He has a long experience in research on criminal phenomena, impact assessment, evaluation of public policies, working for national and International organizations. He has experience in coordination of international research projects, including the EU funded Water Crimes project. His articles, book chapter and reports have appeared in international and peer-reviewed publications, and he has been speaker at many national and international conferences.

Massimo Migliorini is Senior Researcher, has a degree in chemical engineering (2003). Since 2005 he has worked at SiTI’s Security & Safety department, focusing his activities on risk assessment and impact assessment methodologies for strategic infrastructures (including cross-border contexts and cultural heritage). He has developed a profound knowledge and expertise in the field of risk assessment and security assessment, in particular against crimes and man-made attacks. He has specific knowledge of complex and networked systems, including cascading effects. Critical Infrastructures are another domain of expertise, with operations in the energy and water domain. He has played a central role in several projects funded by the EU (7FP, Alcotra, DG Home), such as SIAM, PICRIT, FORTRESS, PRODIGE and WATERCRIME. He actively works in two priority research subjects for SiTI: security of cultural heritage (museums, archaeological sites, artworks) against anthropogenic threats (including terrorism), and the use of the INSPIRE Directive for civil protection purposes at transboundary level. In 2018 he coordinated the European Project RESCULT devoted to enhance the capability of Civil Protection to prevent and mitigate impacts of disasters on sites of Cultural Heritage, through the realization of an integrated European Interoperable Database (EID). From 2018 he is coordinating the Data for Resilience Working Group of the European Scientific and Technology Advisory Group, set up by the European Commission (DG-JRC) and the United Nations (UNISDR) to promote the application of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Principles.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water, Governance, and Crime Issues
Editors
  • Katja Eman
  • Gorazd Mesko
  • Lorenzo Segato
  • Massimo Migliorini
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44798-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44798-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44797-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 245
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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