Should Green offenders face criminal courts?

Published 30 September 2011

A new “Green crime” university course that argues that some environmental disasters should be treated as crimes, has been backed by Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas.

The course has been developed by Matt Follett, lecturer in criminology in theSchool of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. He has been assisted by Professor Peter Squires, the university’s Professor of Criminology and Public Policy, and one of the country’s leading experts on crime.

The course, launched for the first time last year, covers the regulation of environmental harms including food safety, animal rights and pollution control.

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