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This publication brings jointly unique leading edge paintings that offers with worldwide environmental damage from a large choice of geographical and significant views. the subjects coated within the ebook are worldwide, local and native in nature, even though in every one case there are transparent transnational or worldwide dimensions. The booklet explores issues that offer theoretical, methodological and noticeable insights into the character and dynamics of environmental damage, and the transference of this damage throughout areas, continents and globally. particular subject matters comprise the legal nature of worldwide warming, an ethnographic learn of pollutants and attention of environmental damage, environmental destruction linked to large commercial advancements, chaos conception and environmental social justice, de-forestation as an international phenomenon, unlawful exchange in endangered species, and transference of toxicity. the gathering as a complete reinforces the significance of eco-global criminology as a dynamic paradigm for concept and motion on environmental concerns within the twenty first century. The criminological views offered herein are vital either in discerning the character and complexities of global environmental harms and, finally, in forging responses to them.

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2008a) ‘The Criminalisation of Environmental Harm’, Criminal Justice Matters, No. 74: 35–37. Magazine of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, King’s College, London. White, R. (2008b) Crimes Against Nature: Environmental Criminology and Ecological Justice. Cullompton: Willan Publishing. White, R. ) (2009a) Environmental Crime: A Reader. Cullompton: Willan Publishing. White, R. (2009b) ‘Toxic Cities: Globalising the Problem of Waste’, Social Justice, 35(3): 107–119. White, R. (2009c) ‘Researching Transnational Environmental Harm: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology’, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 33(2): 123–145.

Cribb, R. (1997) ‘Birds of Paradise and Environmental Politics in Colonial Indonesia, 1890–1931’, in P. Boomgaard, F. Colombijn and D. ), Paper Landscapes. Explorations in the Environmental History of Indonesia. Leiden: KITLV Press. 35 Global Environmental Harm EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and Telapak (2004) Profiting from Plunder: How Malaysia Smuggles Endangered Wood. London: EIA. EIA and Telapak (2005) The Last Frontier. Illegal Logging in Papua and China’s Massive Timber Theft. London: EIA.

A key message of the chapter is that scale matters. That is, it is important to have a sense of the ‘where’ of environmental harm, as well as the ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘who’. Analysis of environmental harm ought to involve both spatial and temporal considerations, since place and time are integral to tracing the contours of environmental degradation and destruction in its many different forms and guises. Dealing with environmental harm will necessarily also imply engagement of researchers, scholars, enforcers, advocates and regulators at many different levels of governance, again extending from the local through to the global.

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