Published date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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This book, by centre member Mark Hamilton, focuses on the use of restorative justice approaches in the context of environmental crime and proposes a third measure of justice – meaningful involvement – as a means of addressing the current invisibility of offenders and victims of environmental crime. The book provides an examination of regular criminal justice approaches concerning environmental crime and suggests the possibility of restorative justice conferencing as an alternative to address the minimal to no offender and victim voice, interaction and input which is currently experienced in the system.  

Environmental Crime and Restorative Justice: Justice as Meaningful Involvement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) answers several key questions including: 

  • Who are the victims of environmental crime? 

  • What is justice as procedure opposed to justice as outcome? 

  • What are the benefits and limitations of restorative justice conferencing? 

  • How does justice as meaningful involvement operate through restorative justice conferencing? 

At a time where the importance of environmental security is understated, this book serves to bring to the forefront the reality of environmental crime and how it can be more adequately addressed in the criminal justice system. By advocating for the concept of meaningful involvement – a wider conceptualisation of justice which incorporates the missing offender and victim voice, interaction and input – this book offers a foundation for strong reform concerning the prosecution of environmental crimes.  

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