Green Crime

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  • Green Crime
    • Secondary
      • State violence against oppositional groups
        • States condemn terrorism, but they have been prepared to resort to similar illegal methods themselves
        • An example is when the french secret service blew up the greenpeace ship, killing one crew member
        • The vessel was there in an attempt to prevent green crime
      • Hazardous waste and organised crime
        • Disposal of toxic waste from the chemical, nuclear and other industries is highly profitable
        • Cause of the high costs of safe and legal disposal and so businesses may seek to dispose of such waste illegally
        • The ocean floor has been a radioactive rubbish dump for decades
        • Illegal waste disposal illustrates the problems of law enforcement in a globalised world
    • Primary
      • Crimes of deforestation
        • One-fifth of the worlds tropical rainforest was destroyed between 1960-1990
        • Destroying crops, causing illness and contaminating drinking water.
        • The criminals include the state and those who profit from forest destruction
      • Crimes of species decline and animal rights
        • 50 species a day are becoming extinct
        • There is trafficking in animals and animal parts
        • Old crimes such as dog-fights and badger-baiting are increasing
      • Crime of air pollution
        • Burning fossil fuels from industry and transport adds 3 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere every year.
        • Carbon emissions are growing 2% per annum
        • Potential criminals are governements, business and consumers
      • Crimes of water pollution
        • Half a million people lack access to clean drinking water
        • 25million die annually from drinking contaminated water
        • Criminals include businesses that dump toxic waste and governments that discharge untreated sewage into rivers and seas
    • Crimes that result directly from the destruction and degradation of the earths resources
      • Primary
        • Crimes of deforestation
          • One-fifth of the worlds tropical rainforest was destroyed between 1960-1990
          • Destroying crops, causing illness and contaminating drinking water.
          • The criminals include the state and those who profit from forest destruction
        • Crimes of species decline and animal rights
          • 50 species a day are becoming extinct
          • There is trafficking in animals and animal parts
          • Old crimes such as dog-fights and badger-baiting are increasing
        • Crime of air pollution
          • Burning fossil fuels from industry and transport adds 3 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere every year.
          • Carbon emissions are growing 2% per annum
          • Potential criminals are governements, business and consumers
        • Crimes of water pollution
          • Half a million people lack access to clean drinking water
          • 25million die annually from drinking contaminated water
          • Criminals include businesses that dump toxic waste and governments that discharge untreated sewage into rivers and seas
    • Crime that grows out of the flouting of rules aimed at preventing or regulating environmental disasters
      • Secondary
        • State violence against oppositional groups
          • States condemn terrorism, but they have been prepared to resort to similar illegal methods themselves
          • An example is when the french secret service blew up the greenpeace ship, killing one crew member
          • The vessel was there in an attempt to prevent green crime
        • Hazardous waste and organised crime
          • Disposal of toxic waste from the chemical, nuclear and other industries is highly profitable
          • Cause of the high costs of safe and legal disposal and so businesses may seek to dispose of such waste illegally
          • The ocean floor has been a radioactive rubbish dump for decades
          • Illegal waste disposal illustrates the problems of law enforcement in a globalised world

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