Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues

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Avi Brisman, Nigel South, Rob White
Routledge, Mar 9, 2016 - Law - 344 pages
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This impressive collection of original essays explores the relationship between social conflict and the environment - a topic that has received little attention within criminology. The chapters provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction and overview of conflict situations stemming from human exploitation of environments, as well as the impact of social conflicts on the wellbeing and health of specific species and ecosystems. Largely informed by green criminology perspectives, the chapters in the book are intended to stimulate new understandings of the relationships between humans and nature through critical evaluation of environmental destruction and degradation associated with social conflicts occurring around the world. With a goal of creating a typology of environment-social conflict relationships useful for green criminological research, this study is essential reading for scholars and academics in criminology, as well as those interested in crime, law and justice.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
Toward a Criminology of EnvironmentConflict Relationships
CONFLICT OVER NATURAL RESOURCES
CONFLICT THAT DESTROYS ENVIRONMENTS
Mapping the Links between Conflict and Illegal Logging
Environment and Conflict in
Land Uses and Conflict in Colombia
HumanPredator Conflicts
State
Environmental Degradation and the Somali
Why South Africas Rhino Wars Shine
The
Frontier Cultural Conflict
The BP Oil Spill in the Age
A Typology of Representations
Index

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