ACR706 - Environmental Crime and Regulation
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Online|
On average students will spend 150-hours per trimester in guided learning, individual study, research and assessment activities
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 x 2-hour online seminars per trimester
This unit will critically examine environmental crime through a green criminological lens. It asks ‘What do criminologists do to decrease the chances of the extinction of mankind and the destruction of the planet?’ These ‘big picture issues’ have been grasped by green criminologists seeking to examine threats to humanity and non-human species by the unnecessary exploitation of the environment by powerful elites. This unit will examine a range of harmful acts that damage and destroy the environment that are legitimated through government policies and legislation. It will unpack notions of environmental harm; and examine why some acts are regulated and prohibited by governments, and others not. It will critique the ways in which human-induced environmental damage are constructed and represented in law, as well as public and political discourse. Finally, it will explain environmental crime through existing green criminological theories whilst advancing notions of environmental, ecological and species justice
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