Project

What's the harm in environmental crime? Understanding the significance of harm for environmental governance.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 June 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law and economics
    • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
    • Criminography and methods of criminological investigation
    • Criminological theories
    • Punishment and criminal justice
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
    • Criminal law
    • Environmental law
Keywords
environmental crime environmental justice
 
Project description

A literature review in green criminology and environmental governance provides the frame of analysis to (1) systematically identify/compare the harmfulness of documented environmental crimes and (2) assess/evaluate the significance of harm in environmental governance of the waste sector. This provides empirical evidence to refine theories on environmental harm and victimization and assesses the potential of harm to inform environmental governance.