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Improving environmental performance, preventing environmental crime

Research and public policy series no. 27

Peter Grabosky and Frances Gant
ISBN 0 642 24164 3 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2000


Since the effective control of environmental crime requires more than the detection, prosecution and punishment of polluters, this volume calls for a more expansive conception of environmental crime control which would harness a wide variety of institutions and influences in improving environmental performance. It introduces four basic strategies for the prevention of environmental harm, providing illustrations for each. This includes: information, self regulation, commercial influences, and rewards. Each chapter contains brief summaries of specific products, programs or initiatives which illustrate the strategies in question.

This project was funded by the Crime Prevention Branch of the Criminal Justice Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.