SOC 325: Environmental Crime

Discipline: Sociology

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: CRM 101 or permission of instructor. This course examines crimes and near-crimes where environmental harm results. With a focus on the U.S.A., the following topics will be examined: the evolving legal and cultural definition of environmental crime; the enforcement of environmental laws by both federal and state regulatory structures and by policing agencies, prosecutors, and courts; types of environmental crimes and types of criminals including motivations, causal factors and conducive conditions. As well, we note the international scope of some environmental crime and the complexity of international responses. Also listed as CRM 325. (Offered every even-year spring semester. (LA) (3)

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