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ASL223 - Eco Crime

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Offering information:

Commencing 2013

Enrolment modes:

(G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Evans
Contact hours:

2 hours per week – 1 lecture and 1 tutorial


Eco crime is a topic of growing international importance. In the face of emerging threats such as the impact of climate change, pollution, population growth and depleting natural resources, we can expect continued debate as to how individuals, business and governments should manage these uncertainties. Criminology has traditionally been much less interested in environmental issues than other forms of crime, but we are seeing a renewed interest in eco or environmental crime under an emergent ‘green criminology’, a concept which calls for criminology to address the role that individuals, corporations, governments and societies more broadly play in generating environmental harms. This unit examines the ways in which we conceptualise eco crime, the dynamics of eco crime and the legal (criminal and civil) responses to environmental crime. In particular, we examine eco crime in relation to the role of corporations (broadly defined to include commercial and state-based entities) and the complexities this brings to controlling eco crime.


On campus:

Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Tutorial Participation and Online Exercises 20%


Off campus:

Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Online Exercises 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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