Green criminology in the United States

Lynch, Michael J. and Stretesky, Paul (2007) Green criminology in the United States. In: Issues in Green Criminology. Taylor & Francis, pp. 248-269. ISBN 9781843926344

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As a discipline, criminology has neglected the crimes of the powerful and the laws and regulations that define, sanction and control these offences. Despite exceptions to this observation, research on crimes of the powerful remains underdeveloped, especially in relation to the level of harm caused by, and the extensive legal and social control apparatus directed towards these offences (Friedrichs 2004). More important to the current discussion, articles examining environmental crimes are virtually non-existent (Lynch, McGurrin and Fenwick 2004). In particular, American criminologists have done a dismal job investigating environmental crimes, laws and social control mechanisms, and have paid even less attention to the sub-field of environmental crimes studies called green criminology. Indeed, at this point in time, green criminology has received greater attention from criminologists in other countries, even though the idea was first proposed by an American criminologist.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 12:22
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:31

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