Does environmental enforcement slow the treadmill of production? The relationship between large monetary penalties, ecological disorganization and toxic releases within offending corporations

Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A. Long, Michael J. Lynch
  • Journal of Crime and Justice, July 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/0735648x.2012.752254

Effect of monetary penalties on environmental crime

What is it about?

Provides a theoretical and empirical example of the use of treadmill of production theory for addressing green criminological issues. Addresses whether monetary penalties slows the treadmill of production and reduces environmental crime and destruction by examining trends in toxic releases for penalized and nonpenalized corporations using fixed regression models. The effect of penalties on toxic is weak, indicating a small effect on treadmill of production ecological destruction.

Why is it important?

This theoretical and empirical study has relevance for green criminology, treadmill of production theory, ecological sociology, ecological marxism and radical criminology. Illustrates how radical ecological/economic models can be assessed in a criminological perspective.

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