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3. Environmental Crime and Climate Change
About this Lecture
In this lecture, we think about harms to the environment and climate change as areas of criminological interest, focusing in particular on: (i) climate change and pollution as green criminological issues; (ii) the ways in which polluting activities are legally regulated, such as air quality legislation, and the role of charities, national environmental regulators and courts in policing pollution; (iii) key principles related to environmental law, such as climate justice and the right to a healthy environment.
In this course, Dr Angus Nurse (Nottingham Trent University) explores green criminology and crimes against wildlife and the environment. In the first lecture, we introduce some key definitions, concepts and areas of interest within green criminology. In the second lecture, we focus on wildlife crime, illegal animal trafficking, and how the use of animals is legally regulated. In the third lecture, we consider climate change and pollution as areas of criminological interest. Next, we turn to environmental crimes and harms committed by corporations. In the fifth and final lecture, we look at how green crime is policed and whether regular police forces and justice systems are equipped to handle wildlife and environmental crimes.
Dr Angus Nurse is Head of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on crimes against wildlife and the environment, corporate crime and criminal justice. His recent publications include Wildlife Criminology (2020) (co-authored with Tanya Wyatt), The Citizen and the State: Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties in Conflict (2020) and An Introduction to Green Criminology and Environmental Justice (2016).
Cite this Lecture
Nurse, A. (2021, August 23). Green Criminology - Environmental Crime and Climate Change [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/green-criminology/environmental-crime-and-climate-change
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