Environmental crimes are primarily driven by financial motives. The combined financial value of illicit trade in protected wildlife, illegal logging and waste trafficking is estimated to come directly after counterfeiting, the narcotic drugs trade and illegal gambling. Logically, the proceeds of these crimes must also be laundered. Goods, however, are not the only money maker for environmental criminals. Corporations may also try to 'save' costs by not complying with environmental regulations and thus commit crimes of omission rather than commission. From an enforcement and compliance perspective focusing on the proceeds of crime may therefore be an effective strategy.
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chapter Introduction / Toine Spapens, Rob White, Daan van Uhm AND part Part I Systemic drivers of green crimes chapter 1 Destruction and the philosophy of desire / Vincenzo Ruggiero chapter 2 Environment, conflict and profit: Harmful resource exploitation and questionable revenue generation / Avi Brisman chapter 3 Eco-mafia and environmental crime in Italy: Evidence from the organised trafficking of waste / Anna Rita Germani, Antonio Pergolizzi AND chapter 4 Supply and demand: Regulation and the trade in illegal wildlife / Amy Couper part Part II Corporations, environmental violations and the money chapter 5 The 'Dieselgate' scandal: A criminological perspective / Toine Spapens chapter 6 Environmental responsibility and firm value / Nadja Guenster chapter 7 Too big to deter, too small to change? Profitability and environmental compliance in the waste and chemical industry in the Netherlands / Karin van Wingerde AND Marieke Kluin chapter 8 Waste crime from three criminological perspectives: Implications for crime control and harm prevention / Lieselot Bisschop part Part III Financial regulation and enforcement chapter 9 Green with envy: Environmental crimes and black money / Michael Levi chapter 10 Wildlife and laundering: Interaction between the under and upper world / Daan van Uhm chapter 11 The limits of ecological modernisation to effectively manage greenhouse gas emissions: A case study of carbon market crime / Ruth McKie chapter 12 Financial investigation in environmental crime cases in the Netherlands / Rudie Neve AND Nanina van Zanden chapter 13 Sentencing environmental offenders: It is not just about the money /ob White.