During the early development and throughout the short history of green/conservation criminology, limited attention has been directed toward quantitative analyses of relevant environmental crime, law and justice concerns. While recognizing the importance of establishing a theory and terminology in the early stages of development, this book redresses this imbalance. The work features contributions that undertake empirical quantitative studies of green/conservation crime and justice issues by both conservation and green criminologists. The collection highlights the shared concerns of these groups within important forms of ecological crime and victimization, and illustrates the ways in which these approaches can be undertaken quantitatively. It includes quantitative conservation/green criminological studies that represent the work of both well-established scholars in these fields, along with studies by scholars whose works are less well-known and who are also contributing to shaping this area of research.
The book presents a valuable contribution to the areas of Green and Conservation Criminology. It will appeal to academics and students working in these areas.
About the Author
Michael J. Lynch is a professor in the department of criminology, University of South Florida. He has examined green crime, law and justice issues for over thirty years, and published the first discussion of green criminology. His recent publications have appeared in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism; Ecological Economics; Global Ecology and Conservation; Society and Natural Resources; Journal of Quantitative Criminology; Theoretical Criminology; Deviant Behavior; and Sociological Spectrum, among others. He is recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice, and the Division on White Collar and Corporate Crime. Stephen Pires, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida International University. He is an expert on the illegal wildlife trade with a particular focus on commonly-poached species (i.e. hot products), illicit markets, & the organization of the illegal trade. His work has appeared in the Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, The British Journal of Criminology, Bird Conservational International, and Forest Policy & Economics, and has co-authored the book, Wildlife Crime: An Environmental Criminology and Crime Science Perspective (2018).