Policing wildlife: perspectives on the enforcement of wildlife legislation

Nurse, Angus (2015) Policing wildlife: perspectives on the enforcement of wildlife legislation. Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology . Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. 9781137400000.

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Abstract

Wildlife crime is a fringe area of criminal justice, despite its importance as one of the highest value areas of global crime and its long term effects on ecosystems. This book examines the enforcement of wildlife law, one of the fastest growing areas of crime globally. It examines the extent of wildlife crime, the role of NGOs in policy development and practical law enforcement, and considers how justice systems deal with contemporary wildlife crime.

Policing Wildlife importantly examines the pressing threat of organised crime and terror groups in wildlife crime. It highlights the weaker enforcement regimes and more lenient attitudes to wildlife crimes by the courts, despite the strong provisions which actually exist in wildlife law. Ultimately, it considers how enforcement regimes need to adapt to contemporary wildlife crime threats and argues for the better integration of wildlife crime into mainstream justice systems.

Item Type: Book
Keywords (uncontrolled): environmental studies environmental ethics and law green criminology environmental politics wildlife law crime and society criminology and criminal justice
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 16091
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Depositing User: Angus Nurse
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 04:43
ISBN: 9781137400000
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16091

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