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The Global Context of Transnational Environmental Crime in Asia

White, R ORCID: 0000-0002-8800-0093 2018 , 'The Global Context of Transnational Environmental Crime in Asia', in K Carrington and R Hogg and J Scott and M Sozzo (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South , Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 281-300.

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Abstract

This chapter presents an analysis of environmental crime in Asia from the perspective of eco-global criminology. It outlines crimes such as illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging and pollution. The relationship between North and South is integral to understanding the nature and dynamics of transnational environmental harm within this region. So, too, is examination of the power relations and social interests within and between specific places within the region. Source, transit and destination countries vary for different commodities (such as timber, illegal wildlife and waste), but for some countries these are not mutually exclusive. Likewise, victimhood and offending behavior are best interpreted in the light of specific information and particular contexts.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:White, R
Keywords: transnational environmental crime, Asia, eco-global criminology, wildlife trafficking, pollution, deforestation
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-65021-0_15
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