Set among various chapters on international environmental law, this chapter looks closely at environmental crime. It defines what is meant by environmental crime and how it is enabled, even tolerated, in society. Despite wide-ranging international commitment to address various international environmental and often criminal issues, there is a gap in understanding why environmental wrongdoers are not more actively pursued to achieve a positive justice outcome. This chapter examines the role that organised criminal syndicates play in perpetuating environmental crime. Illegal fishing provides a suitable platform to explore the linkage between crime and the environment. Using Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralisation, this chapter explores how criminology techniques apply to help target environmental crime prevention opportunities.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law|
|Editors||Erika Techera, Jade Lindley, Karen N Scott, Anastasia Telesetsky|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|