Green Crime

  • Created by: joy.yuma
  • Created on: 10-04-18 12:22
  • Beck - late modern society = 'global risk society'

Increase in productivity and technology have created 'manufactured risks'


Traditional criminology

  • Investigates the patterns and causes of law breaking.
  • Looks at national and international laws and regulations concerning the environment.

Advantage = clearly defined subject matter 

 criticised for accepting official definitions of environmental problems and crimes which are usually shaped by powerful groups to serve their own interests 

Green criminology 

  • Starts from the notion of harm rather than criminal law 
  • White (2008) - any action that harms the physical…


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