Water monitoring organizations, Environmental Justice, US
What is it about?
Criminologists ignore how forms of self-policing affect environmental social control. Uses data on 1,308 community water monitoring organizations to assess factors that influence the formation of these groups. These organization are more prevalent in higher income and white communities indicating that US EPA policies that encourage formation of these groups enhance environmental injustice.
Why is it important?
Results have implications for studies related to: green criminology; community policing; informal social control of environmental crime; environmental sociology; environmental justice; radical criminology.
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