JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

CY3890 - Green Criminology

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject focuses on an area of increasing importance in critical criminology, crimes against the environment. Green criminology requires that we pay close attention to environmental and ecological justice, to corporate views on environmental regulations and to corporate ideas of what constitute green crimes. With reference to local and international case studies, students examine procedures of reporting, investigating and prosecuting and the problems associated with them, and the roles played by government and nongovernment organisations. Graduates should have gained a critical perspective on the potential and the limitations of international justice and transnational agreements regarding the protection, regulation and policing of the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a critical understanding relating to crimes against the environment;
  • Develop a critical perspective about the limitations and potential for international justice and transnational agreements for regulating policing and protecting the environment;
  • Develop an appreciation of the roles of government and non- government in investigating and prosecuting crimes against the environment;
  • Gain an awareness about international and Australian case studies pertaining to the environment and the law.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.