Green Crime

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  • Created on: 05-04-15 16:23
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Today, we can provide adequate resources for all, however the increase in productivity and the technology that sustains it have created new, 'manufactured risks' that involve harm to the environment and consequences for humanity.
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What are traditional criminology and green criminology?
Traditional - not concerned with 'green crime' as now law has been broken. Green - starts from the notion of harm rather than criminal law. Laws may be different in different countries, so green crime may be legal in one country, but not another.
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What are White's 2 views of harm?
Anthropocentric - assumes humans have the right to dominate nature for their own needs. Ecocentric - humans and the environment are interdependent and both are liable to exploitation.
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What is the difference between primary and secondary crimes?
Primary - result directly from the destruction and degradation of the earth's resources. Secondary - crime that grows out of flouting of rules aimed at regulating environmental disasters.
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Identify the 4 main types of primary crime.
Crimes of air pollution, Crimes of deforestation, Crimes of species decline and animal rights, and Crimes of water pollution.
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Identify 2 examples of secondary crime.
State violence against oppositional groups, and Hazardous waste and organised crime.
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Give 1 criticism of green criminology.
It is hard to define the boundaries of its field of study clearly. Defining these boundaries involves making moral or political statements about right and wrong, which can't be established objectively.
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Traditional - not concerned with 'green crime' as now law has been broken. Green - starts from the notion of harm rather than criminal law. Laws may be different in different countries, so green crime may be legal in one country, but not another.

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What are traditional criminology and green criminology?

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Anthropocentric - assumes humans have the right to dominate nature for their own needs. Ecocentric - humans and the environment are interdependent and both are liable to exploitation.

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Primary - result directly from the destruction and degradation of the earth's resources. Secondary - crime that grows out of flouting of rules aimed at regulating environmental disasters.

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Crimes of air pollution, Crimes of deforestation, Crimes of species decline and animal rights, and Crimes of water pollution.

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