Environmental harms exert a significant toll and pose substantial economic costs on societies around the world. Although such harms have been studied from both legal and social science perspectives, these disciplinary-specific approaches are not, on their own, fully able to address the complexity of these environmental challenges. Many legal approaches, for example, are limited by their inattention to the motivations behind environmental offences, whereas many social science approaches are hindered by an insufficient grounding in current legislative frameworks. This edited collection constitutes a pioneering attempt to overcome these limitations by uniting legal and social science perspectives. Together, the books contributors forge an innovative socio-legal approach to more effectively respond to, and to prevent, environmental harms around the world. Integrating theoretical and empirical work, the book presents carefully selected illustrations of how legal and social science scholarship can be brought together to improve policies. The various chapters examine how a socio-legal approach can ultimately lead to a more comprehensive understanding of environmental harms, as well as to innovative and effective responses to such environmental offences. -- Page four of cover.
"A GlassHouse Book."
Formatted Contents Note
Forging a socio-legal approach to environmental harms / Emanuela Orlando and Tiffany Bergin Environmental crimes and harms : a green criminology approach and socio-legal challenges / Nigel South Green criminology and the prevention of ecological destruction / Ruth McKie, Paul Stretesky, Michael J. Lynch, and Michael A. Long The EU and the protection of the environment through criminal law / Ludwig Kramer A law and economics approach to environmental crime / Michael Faure International financial institutions as facilitators of environmental crimes / Dawn L. Rothe and Victoria E. Collins Learning lessons from deepwater disasters: common ground in oil exploration in Brazil and the US / Daniel Jacobs and Marcelo Varella Toxic ships, environmental crimes, and the north-south discourse / Jona Razzaque Determining the public interest in environmental enforcement, sanctioning, and prosecution / Anne Brosnan The legal and social context of wildlife trafficking / Tanya Wyatt Eco crime and green activism / Reece Walters The criminalisation of the intentional destruction of cultural heritage / Ana Vrdoljak Concluding thoughts : towards a socio-legal research and policy agenda on environmental crimes / Tiffany Bergin and Emanuela Orlando.