|Short Description:||Green Criminology|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||099903 - Criminology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||2 March 2021|
Green criminology is the social scientific study of environmental harm and `crimes against nature'. Criminological studies of environmental harm and/or crime consider the source of environmental harm, the consequences of environmental harm in both the short and long term and the impact of environmental harm on humans, animals and the ecological system. Environmental harm and/or crime is generally associated with profit-driven practices carried out by large corporations. For this reason, green criminology is regarded as a white-collar crime concern. In this course, students will be introduced to the study of green criminology and its application within the context of environmental harm, climate change, animal abuse, biodiversity, waste, and environmental victims. Laws governing environmental use and misuse will also be examined, along with environmental forensic studies and criminal justice responses.