Organized crime and the environment

Walters, Reece (2014) Organized crime and the environment. In Bruinsma, Gerben & Weisburd, David (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Springer, New York, pp. 3368-3375.

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Abstract

It has been recognized for some time that the liberalization of trade policies has had deleterious impacts on the world’s natural environment. The rapid expansion of globalized goods and services continues to create a human footprint with longlasting environmental consequences (White 2010). It is a footprint that represents rapid human activity and with it has come new commercial opportunities, not only for global businesses but also for organized criminal networks. Both the acceleration and by-products of global trade have created new markets as well as underground economies. As the opening quotation reveals, transnational environmental crime must become a policing priority as organized criminal...

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ID Code: 66652
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_285
ISBN: 9781461456902
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 05:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2016 06:28

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