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Environmental Crime: Law, Policy, Prosecution

Front Cover - Environmental Crime: Law, Policy, Prosecution

Kathleen F. Brickey, Washington University

2008. Approx. 400 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-6249-3.

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About the Book

In this exciting addition to Aspenís Elective Series, Kathleen Brickey, a leading criminal law and white collar crime specialist and author of numerous scholarly publications, offers a unique perspective on the intersection of environmental law and criminal law. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the author covers major environmental and criminal law issues in a clear, concise style that is easily accessible to all students regardless of their backgrounds. An outstanding teaching tool, Environmental Crime is suitable for use in courses or seminars on environmental law, white collar crime, federal criminal law, public policy, and advanced criminal law.

This unique book boasts a number of outstanding attributes:

  • Distinguished authorship: As the author of a three-volume treatise and a leading casebook on corporate and white collar crime, Brickey brings exceptional insight and experience to the task.
  • Skillful integration of environmental and white collar crime issues: The book blends topical coverage of key environmental statutes relating to air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and toxic substances with coverage of conventional white collar crime statutes that federal prosecutors often use in tandem with environmental crime charges. 
  • Carefully selected materials to enhance teaching and learning:  The book skillfully integrates clear and succinct discussions of major environmental and criminal law issues with illustrations, discussion questions, judicial decisions, and case studies designed to stimulate lively classroom discussion. 
  • In-depth discussion of enforcement trends:  Real world illustrations, combined with the authorís practical knowledge of environmental crime prosecutions, give students an excellent grounding in current trends in criminal enforcement practices. 
  • Interdisciplinary approach that helps clarify difficult issues:  The author adeptly blends legal, environmental, and policy considerations to illustrate environmental crime and criminal enforcement issues, including prosecutorial discretion. 
  • Text is appropriate level for all audiences:  Environmental Crime is highly readable and accessible to students regardless of their technical or legal backgrounds. 

Take advantage of Kathleen Brickeyís experience and expertise. Environmental Crime is lucid, concise, and the first book intended for law school study that deals exclusively with the subject.  It will be an invaluable resource for any criminal law, white collar crime, or environmental law and policy course or seminar.

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