Transnational organised environmental crime

Walters, Reece (2013) Transnational organised environmental crime. Australian Environmental Review, 28(5), pp. 576-578.

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Transnational environmental crime must become a government priority, as organised criminal networks continue to exploit the environment with unprecedented profits. Such earnings come at a substantial social, economic and environmental expense for communities and their livelihoods. Indeed, organised environmental crime is identified by the United Nations as a key factor in the impoverishment, displacement and violent conflicts affecting millions of people — notably in developing societies.2 It is widely recognised that organised environmental crime syndicates, motivated by substantial financial rewards, continue to flourish and expand in disadvantaged societies with porous borders, where corruption is widespread and regulation is poor. The theft of biodiversity and the demise of animal species and habitats have resulted not only in financial loss, but also in an increase in “environmental refugees” — people dislocated and forced to migrate due to loss of livelihoods.

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ID Code: 61547
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: environmental crime, transanational environmental crime, organised environmental crime, organised crime, environmental courts
ISSN: 1035-137X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2013 02:50
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 21:56

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