chapter  6
Explaining environmental harm
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The perpetrators of environmental crime include individuals and groups from a wide range of backgrounds and socio-economic situations. However, the greatest harms are committed by those who have the power to do the greatest damage, the transnational corporations and other large business organisations. The actions of these entities are bounded by a political economic context that is fundamentally crimeproducing. There are systemic imperatives to harm the environment.