Green Crime in Mexico

CEESP News - by Dr. Ines Arroyo-Quiroz and Tanya Wyatt

Green Crime in Mexico: A Collection of Case Studies (2018) offers a unique exploration of the key green criminological issues in Mexico. Builds on a rapidly growing area of scholarship in Latin America and beyond. Includes contributors from Mexican academics and practitioners.

Green Crime in Mexico

This collection is the first exploration into green crime in Mexico, offering a unique critique of the environmental problems facing Mexico today. Written by a diverse range of Mexican academics and practitioners from different career stages and various different disciplines, this edited volume exposes the corruption, power, and disregard for the environment through highly detailed and engaging case studies.

The chapters are grouped into four categories and are illuminated by rigorous original research:

  • Environmental Degradation
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Wildlife Trafficking
  • Non-compliance with Environmental Obligations

This book fills a substantial gap in knowledge about concerns that are important not only to the Mexican people and the wider region, but to anyone with an interest in the environmental issues facing the world today. To this end, the contributors hope to inspire other Mexicans to study and research green crimes as well as to influence scholars and practitioners across Central and South America who are facing similar environmental crises and challenges.

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Ines Arroyo-Quiroz has a PhD in Biodiversity Management from the University of Kent and is author of publications on the role of Mexico in international wildlife trade. She currently works as a Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She researches Green Criminology in the context of the use and conservation of wildlife and is currently leading an EU-funded project to analyse the dynamics of wildlife trade between Mexico and the European Union.



Tanya Wyatt is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University. She is a Green Criminologist researching crimes against the environment, with a particular focus on the intersection of green crimes, security, corruption, and organised crime. Other publications include Wildlife Trafficking: a deconstruction of the crime, the victims and the offenders published by Palgrave Macmillan.


The editors would like to thank the British Academy for its support of their work through the Newton Advanced Fellowship they were awarded in February 2015 through February 2017.

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