Over the past ten years, the study of environmental harm and ‘crimes against nature’ has become an increasingly popular area of research amongst criminologists. This book represents the first international, comprehensive and introductory text for green criminology, offering a concise exposition of theory and concepts and providing extensive geographical coverage, diversity and depth to the many issues pertaining to environmental harm and crime.

Divided into three sections, the book draws on a range of international case studies and examples, and looks at the conceptual and methodological foundations of green criminology, before examining in detail areas of environmental crime and harm, and how they are addressed, including:

  • climate change and social conflict;
  • abuse and harm to animals;
  • threats to bio-diversity;
  • pollution and toxic waste;
  • environmental victims;
  • environmental regulation, law enforcement and courts;
  • environmental forensic studies;
  • environmental crime prevention.

Green Criminology is packed with pedagogical features, including dialogue boxes, case examples, discussion questions and lists of further reading and is perfect for students around the world engaged with green criminology and crime against the environment.

chapter |3 pages


part |94 pages

Conceptual and methodological foundations

chapter 1|18 pages

Green criminology and environmental crime

chapter 3|15 pages

Eco-justice and ecocide

chapter 4|19 pages

Dimensions of environmental crime

chapter 5|20 pages

Researching environmental harm

part |95 pages

Transgression and victimization

chapter 6|16 pages

Climate change and social conflict

chapter 7|20 pages

Abuse and harm to animals

chapter 8|19 pages

Threats to biodiversity

chapter 9|19 pages

Pollution and toxic waste

chapter 10|19 pages

Environmental victims

part |103 pages

Intervention and prevention

chapter 11|20 pages

Environmental regulation

chapter 12|18 pages

Environmental law enforcement

chapter 13|21 pages

Environmental forensic studies

chapter 14|20 pages

Environmental courts

chapter 15|20 pages

Environmental crime prevention

chapter |2 pages