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Critical Criminology

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 307–309 | Cite as

David Rodríguez Goyes, Hanneke Mol, Avi Brisman and Nigel South (eds): Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land

Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2017, 313 pp, ISBN: 9781137557056
  • Johanna Espin
Book Review

From its beginnings in the 1990s, green criminology has expanded significantly in terms of theoretical approaches, research methods and empirical studies. There remains, however, a need to broaden its geographical scope to expose and examine environmental harms in all areas of the world. This book, Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land, represents an important contribution to the growth of a transnational green criminology because it is the first edited volume of original chapters focused on environmental harms and green crimes occurring in ecologically sensitive regions in Latin America.

Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Landcontains eleven chapters organized in three parts—sociological analyses of environmental crimes, specific case studies that discuss in-depth the dynamics of different crimes in this region, and accounts of the impacts on nonhuman animals as victims of these harms....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Criminology & LawUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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