Corporate Deforestation Practices Research Paper

Corporate Deforestation Practices
A look at deforestation practices by American corporations and the efforts put in to stop them.
# 129219 | 3,507 words | 14 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2010 in Environmental Studies (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper takes a look at corporate environmental crimes, in particularly, corporate deforestation practices. The author examines the nature and causes of corporate deforestation within the framework of eco-critical theory as well as addresses various efforts, primarily through activism and legal policies, to stop corporate deforestation practices. The paper concludes with a discussion of the degree to which these interventions have been successful.

Corporate Deforestation and Eco-Critical Theory
Interventions to Corporate Deforestation Practices
Effectiveness of Interventions to Corporate Deforestation

From the Paper:

"Although criminology includes the study of corporate crime and environmental crimes and has, on occasion, explored the linkages between the two (e.g., Simon, 2000), it has neglected to explicate this relationship within the context of violent criminality. Indeed, much environmental crime should be considered violent. It involves direct acts of destruction to victims (e.g., forests, soil, water). It also involves the death, not only of the primary victim, but of numerous other victims, as well, including human beings, individual animals and plants, species, and entire ecosystems (site)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barnett, H. (1994). Toxic Waste and the Superfund Dilemma. UNC Press: North Carolina.
  • Brusasco-Mackenzie, M. (2002). Environment and security. In Dodds, F. (Ed.) (2002). Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal. Earthscan Publications Ltd. Sterling, VA
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (2003). Criminal Offender Statistics. United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Washington, D.C.
  • Clifford, M. (1998). Environmental Crime: Enforcement, Policy, and Social Responsibility. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Dodds, F. (Ed.) (2002). Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal. Earthscan Publications Ltd. Sterling, VA.

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