Introduction to Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe

  • Gorazd Meško
  • Dejana Dimitrijević
  • Charles B. Fields
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC, volume 2)


This monograph presents a selection of reflections on environmental issues in South-Eastern Europe from diverse contemporary scientific disciplines. The chapters present a variety of crucial issues regarding definitions and aspects of national environmental policies, situational prevention of threats to the environment, economic instruments in prevention of crimes against the environment, international waste trafficking, definitions and aspects of environmental (green) criminology, detecting and investigating of crimes against the environment, investigation of crimes against the environment, post-disaster management of explosions, prevention of ecological risks in relation to spring zones of surface waters, nanotechnology, threats to air, water and soil in relation to mining, management of dump areas, risk factors of hospital wastewater, environment protection and food safety from perspectives of public health, risk analysis, safe food production, application of dialectical systems theory in problem solving following environmental disasters, environmental risks and human security, and environmental conflict analysis. The authors present diverse perspectives and come from South Eastern and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the United States.


Organize Crime Crime Scene Environmental Threat Solid Municipal Waste Management Environmental Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gorazd Meško
    • 1
  • Dejana Dimitrijević
    • 2
  • Charles B. Fields
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, Institute of Security StrategiesUniversity of MariborLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Security StudiesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Department of Criminal Justice and Police Studies, College of Justice and SafetyEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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