Environmental criminology refers to the study of those crimes and harms affecting the natural environment, the planet, and the associated impacts on human and non-human life. It includes not just violations of the law, but also individual and institutional, socially-accepted activities, behaviors, and practices. This course is intended to introduce students to the development of environmental criminology, the causes and consequences of environmental crimes, and responses to these consequences. As such the course is divided into three units. The first part will cover the development of environmental criminology including theories and methodologies. The second part will examine different forms of environmental crime (e.g., climate change, pollution, food crime). Finally, the course will evaluate responses to green crime, including media depictions, criminal justice legislation, and activism.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00