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Environmental crime : the criminal justice system's role in protecting the environment

Author: Yingyi Situ; David Emmons
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After defining environmental crime and discussing the extent of the environmental crisis, this book explores the causes, investigation, prosecution and prevention of all types of environmental crime.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yingyi Situ; David Emmons
ISBN: 0761900365 9780761900368 0761900373 9780761900375
OCLC Number: 41572538
Description: xiv, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction. Approaches to defining crime --
A definition of environmental crime --
The extent of environmental crisis --
Impacts of the environmental crisis --
Public opinion and the environmental crisis --
Criminal justice and environmental crisis --
Emerging legal issues --
Part 2. Criminal law and the environment. Understanding criminal law --
The development of environmental law --
An overview of key environmental criminal laws --
Liability in environmental crime --
Civil and other criminal sanctions --
Environmental criminal law at the state level --
Key legal issues: is justice strained? Part 3. Corporate environmental crime. Corporate environmental crime defined --
An overview of industrial pollution --
Toxic dumping as a corporate way of life: the Hooker chemical case --
Hazards in the workplace --
Environmental pollution in the developing world --
Explaining corporate environmental crime --
Part 4. Organized crime against the environment. Organized crime defined --
Organized crime and hazardous waste --
Hazardous waste offenses as group crime --
Explaining organized environmental crime --
Part 5. Environmental crime by the government. Governmental crime against the environment defined crimes of commission --
Crimes of omission --
Explaining environmental crime by the government. Part 6. Personal environmental crime. Personal environmental crime defined --
The criminological heritage --
Personal environmental crime in New Jersey --
Part 7. Combating environmental crime: enforcement. Environmental law enforcement at the federal level --
Environmental law enforcement at the state level --
Environmental law enforcement at the local level --
Approaches to investigation --
Regulatory agencies and enforcement issues --
Part 8. Combating environmental crime: prosecution. Criminal prosecution at the federal level --
Criminal prosecution at the state level --
Criminal prosecution at the local level --
Environmental criminal liability --
Prosecutorial discretion: civil versus criminal charging --
The problem of parallel proceedings --
Criminal sanctions and their effects --
Preventing environmental crime. Part 9. The global environmental crisis. Features of the global environmental crisis --
International environmental law --
Environmental control around the globe --
A realistic view of protecting the global environment --
Fighting environmental crime in other nations.
Responsibility: Yingyi Situ, David Emmons.
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