Drawing on the work of Allan Schnaiberg, this book returns political economy to green criminology and examines how the expansion of capitalism shapes environmental law, crime and justice. The book is organized around crimes of ecological withdrawals and ecological additions.
The Treadmill of Crime is written by acclaimed experts on the subject of green criminology and examines issues such as the crime in the energy sector as well as the release of toxic waste into the environment and its impact on ecosystems. This book also sets a new research agenda by highlighting problems of ecological disorganization for animal abuse and social disorganization.
This book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the fields of criminology, political science, environmental sociology, and natural resources.
About the Author
Paul B. Stretesky is Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado Denver. Michael A. Long is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. Michael J. Lynch is Professor at the Department of Criminology at University of South Florida.