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Global Warming and Criminological Theory and Practice

White, R ORCID: 0000-0002-8800-0093 2018 , 'Global Warming and Criminological Theory and Practice', in SH Decker and KA Wright (eds.), Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work , Temple University Press, Philedelphia, pp. 63-84.

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Addressing potential climate-related crimes has implications for law reform, policy development within criminal justice agencies, and contemporary environmental management practices. The aim of this chapteris to elaborate on what criminology offers conceptually (e.g., concepts suchas ecocide, general strain theory, state-corporate crime) and practically (e.g.,situational crime prevention, environmental law enforcement) in relation toglobal warming and its consequences (that include old crimes such as trafficking and assaults and new crimes such as water theft and carbon emissionscheme fraud). These issues, in turn, can be framed and responded to bysuitable policy and intervention strategies—but only if the political will isthere.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:White, R
Keywords: global warming, crime theory, crime practice
Publisher: Temple University Press
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