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CY3890 - Green Criminology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (25%); multidraft Essays (50%); (25%).

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