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CRI3312 Green Criminology

Short Description: Green Criminology
Units : 1
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

Synopsis

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 28 October 2021