Critical Criminology

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 359–373 | Cite as

Green Criminology and Crimes of the Economy: Theory, Research and Praxis

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Abstract

This paper describes several key developments and dimensions in the field of ‘green criminology’ and discusses some of the relevant debates and controversies arising. It then outlines overlaps and connections with other areas of work within critical criminology. The central focus of the paper is on crimes of the economy as they affect the environment and a substantive, illustrative case study is provided on environmental crimes and harms associated with the oil industry. The paper concludes with some critical observations on where directions in theory, policy and practice may need to turn in a post-growth world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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