Introduction: thinking about environmental crime -- Defining environmental crime -- History of the environmental movement -- Environmental laws: an overview -- The Environmental Protection Agency -- Enforcing environmental laws -- Environmental crime data: databases, aggregate reports, and information resources -- EPA web-based informational resources -- Sector Facility Indexing Project (SFIP) data, 2000: SFIP data summary for the U.S., aggregated and by industry sub-sector -- Using the Right-To-Know Network to access data -- The Scorecard network -- Corporate average fuel economy standards: protecting the environment by regulating engine efficiency through mile per gallon requirements -- A look toward the future of environmental crime -- In conclusion -- Appendix A. Agencies and data sources providing white-collar crime data -- Appendix B. EPA and state environmental regulatory agency contact information -- Appendix C. List of acronyms. "Environmental Crime: A Sourcebook provides ideas, tools, and data to investigate environmental offenses. Burns and Lynch urge readers to recognize the availability of a wide array of data regarding environmental offenses and provide bibliographic tools to locate this data. They also provide data sets and examples of data available from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies charged with enforcing environmental laws. Specific sections describe EPA resources, accessing and downloading EPA and other environmental law compliance and violation data, methods of compiling EPA data, actual environmental crime data sets, and research that can be performed using these data. Written in a non-technical manner, the book is designed to provide readers from all backgrounds with an understanding of environmental crime and the avenues by which it can be recognized and researched."--Jacket.