The Geography of Environmental Crime

Conservation, Wildlife Crime and Environmental Activism

  • Gary R. Potter
  • Angus Nurse
  • Matthew Hall

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Matthew Hall, Angus Nurse, Gary R. Potter, Tanya Wyatt
    Pages 1-10
  3. Perspectives on Conservation Crimes

  4. Crime Prevention and Detection

  5. Critical Perspectives on Policy and Enforcement

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


This book critically examines both theory and practice around conservation crimes. It engages with the full complexity of environmental crimes and different responses to them, including: poaching, conservation as a response to wildlife crime, forest degradation, environmental activism, and the application of scientific and situational crime prevention techniques as preventative tools to deal with green crime. 

Through the contributions of experts from both the social and ecological sciences, the book deals with theoretical and practical considerations that impact on the effectiveness of contemporary environmental criminal justice. It discusses the social construction of green crimes and the varied ways in which poaching and other conservation crimes are perceived, operate and are ideologically driven, as well as practical issues in environmental criminal justice. With contributions based in varied ideological perspectives and drawn from a range of academic disciplines, this volume provides a platform for scholars to debate new ideas about environmental law enforcement, policy, and crime prevention, detection and punishment.


Green Criminology Poaching Human Geography Activists Crime Prevention Crime Detection Conservation Africa Sweden Finland Bangladesh Policy Policing Hunting Grey Economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gary R. Potter
    • 1
  • Angus Nurse
    • 2
  • Matthew Hall
    • 3
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Middlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom

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