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Title: Corporate environmental crimes in Scotland through the lens of green criminology
Author: Waddell, Louise A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2739 9808
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis considers the criminalisation of environmentally harmful corporate behaviour in Scotland, examining environmental law in Scotland through the lens of green criminology. The objective is to reach a conclusion as to whether an ecological extension of the criminal law, criminalising more corporate created environmental harms in Scotland, would increase protection of the environment. The aims of the thesis are threefold: firstly, it aims to rationalise the application of an ecological perspective to law. This is done in a literature review of green criminology and eco-philosophy, with particular attention paid to eco-critical criminologists. Secondly, it aims to explain that an extension of the criminal law to criminalise more environmentally harmful corporate behaviours would be both valuable and legitimate under the liberty limiting principles underlying the Scottish criminal system. This is achieved through an explanation of the theory of criminal law and applying the lens of green criminology to the principles which control the Scottish criminal system. Thirdly, the thesis aims to provide a description of the current legal framework that controls companies in Scotland, achieved by describing corporate structure and liability and current environmental protection in Scotland. The concluding analysis finds that increased criminalisation, based on the insights of green criminologists, would not be an effective mode of protecting the environment from harms caused by companies in Scotland.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (LL.B.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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