Green crime

Green crime refers to crimes committed against the environment. Green criminologists are transgressive criminologists in that not all of the activities they are interested in would necessarily be of interest to traditional criminology: they are interested in activities that cause harm, not necessarily just those that break current laws. There is plenty of green crime that is unquestionably criminal - illegal pollution, breaking laws relating to animal cruelty or protection of wildlife, etc. - but there are other activities that are within current laws, yet significantly damage the environment, for example, legal logging activity in rainforests.

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