Singapore University of Social Sciences

Green Criminology and Environmental Crime

Green Criminology and Environmental Crime (CRM312)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

CRM312 Green Criminology and Environmental Crime: Green criminology provides for inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary engagement with environmental crimes and wider harms to society stemming from these crimes. It incorporates ecological justice, the study of environmental laws and criminality, climate action issues relating to industries, crimes against wildlife and abuses in the animal industry. This course explores the nature of environmental/climate/wildlife crime and challenges in countering it. It will examine the socio/political construction of such crime along with creating awareness about vulnerabilities in regulatory mechanisms meant to counter it. Students will become familiar with contemporary developments in green criminology, key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental/climate/wildlife crime. Such a course prepares students for a career in managing regulatory mechanisms in industries that impact on the environment, climate and wildlife.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Environmental Degradation, Social Change and Crime
  • Environmental 'Crime': Conceptions, Limitations and Alternatives
  • The Corporation and Environmental Harms
  • The State and the Environment: Crime, Harm and Responsibility
  • Illegal Waste Dumping
  • Illegal Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching
  • Regulatory violations in Farm/Animal Industries
  • Issues in Climate Change Politics and Industrial Regulations
  • Responding to Environmental Harm: Policing, Enforcement and Sentencing
  • Wider Socio-Political Harms and Environmental Extremism
  • Victim of Environmental Crime and Restitution
  • Environmental Restoration and Preventive Mechanisms

Learning Outcome

  • Explain what constitutes crimes relating to industrial safety and the environment (B2)
  • Analyse the socio/political construction of environmental crime (B4)
  • Compare different protective mechanisms and safeguards used for countering crimes relating to industrial safety and the environment (B4)
  • Examine contemporary developments in green criminology, key concepts and debates pertaining to environmental/industrial crime (B4)
  • Apply strategies to manage regulatory mechanisms in industries that impact on the environment (B3)
  • Formulate new regulatory mechanisms to handle emerging forms of environmental/industrial crime (B5)
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