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NCJ Number: 229835 Find in a Library
Title: Introducing Conservation Criminology: Towards Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Environmental Crimes and Risks
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:124-144
Author(s): Carole Gibbs; Meredith L. Gore; Edmund F. McGarrell; Louie Rivers III
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 21
Publisher: http://www.oup.com 
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper discusses conservation criminology.
Abstract: Environmental crimes, noncompliance, and risks create significant harm to the health of humans and the natural world. Yet, the field of criminology has historically shown relatively little interest in the topic. The emergence of environmental or green criminology over the past decade marks a shift in this trend, but attempts to define a unique area of study have been extensively criticized. In the following paper, we offer a conceptual framework, called conservation criminology, designed to advance current discussions of green crime via the integration of criminology with natural resources disciplines and risk and decision sciences. Implications of the framework for criminological and general research on environmental crime and risks are discussed. Figure, table, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Energy conservation; Environmental laws; Environmental offenses; Environmental quality
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