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Green crimes and dirty money, edited by Toine Spapens, Rob White, Daan van Uhm and Wim Huisman

Environmental crimes are primarily driven by financial motives. The combined financial value of illicit trade in protected wildlife, illegal logging and waste trafficking is estimated to come directly after counterfeiting, the narcotic drugs trade and illegal gambling. Logically, the proceeds of these crimes must also be laundered. Goods, however, are not the only money maker for environmental criminals. Corporations may also try to ‘save’ costs by not complying with environmental regulations and thus commit crimes of omission rather than commission. From an enforcement and compliance perspective focusing on the proceeds of crime may therefore be an effective strategy
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Toine Spapens, Rob White, Daan van Uhm and Wim Huisman -- Systemic drivers of green crimes -- Destruction and the philosophy of desire / Vincenzo Ruggiero -- Environment, conflict and profit : harmful resource exploitation and questionable revenue generation / Avi Brisman and Nigel South -- Eco-mafia and environmental crime in Italy : evidence from the organised trafficking of waste / Anna Rita Germani, Antonio Pergolizzi and Filippo Reganati -- Supply and demand : regulation and the trade in illegal wildlife / Amy Couper and Reece Walters -- Corporations, environmental violations and the money -- The "dieselgate" scandal : a criminological perspective / Toine Spapens -- Environmental responsibility and firm value / Nadja Guenster and Jakob Koegst -- Too big to deter, too small to change? profitability and environmental compliance in the waste and chemical industry in the Netherlands / Karin van Wingerde and Marieke Kluin -- Waste crime from three criminological perspectives : implications for crime control and harm prevention / Lieselot Bisschop and Wim Huisman -- Financial regulation and enforcement -- Green with envy : environmental crimes and black money / Michael Levi -- Wildlife and laundering : interaction between the under and upper world / Daan van Uhm -- The limits of ecological modernisation to effectively manage greenhouse gas emissions : a case study of carbon market crime / Ruth McKie -- Financial investigation in environmental crime cases in the Netherlands / Rudie Neve and Nanina van Zanden -- Sentencing environmental offenders : it is not just about the money / Rob White -- Index
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non fiction
First edition.
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1 online resource (293 pages).
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