The Treadmill of Production, Planetary Boundaries and Green Criminology

Michael Long, Paul Stretesky, Michael Lynch

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Abstract

Criminologists rarely examine the effects of state enforcement mechanisms on the overall trends in toxic releases. This is surprising because the overall goal of environmental regulation regimes should be to prevent or reduce environmental harm in general. This harm reduction might occur through a variety of mechanisms including some form of specific or general deterrence, where the punishment of environmental violators would help reduce toxic releases in general. Moreover, we would expect that if a regulatory regime were effective there would be a negative correlation between large penalties and general toxic releases that would limit the global expansion of environmental damage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology
EditorsToine Spapens, Rob White, Marieke Kluin
Place of PublicationFarnham
PublisherAshgate
Pages263-275
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9781472422781
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameGreen Criminology
PublisherAshgate

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