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. Policing Wildlife 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.
2. What is Wildlife Crime?
3. International and Regional Wildlife Legislation
4. National Wildlife Legislation and Law Enforcement Policies
5. Theoretical Perspectives on Wildlife Law Enforcement
6. Wildlife Offenders
7. Issues in Policing Wildlife Crime
8. Preventing Wildlife Crime
9. Prosecuting Wildlife Crime
10. Wildlife Crime and Criminal Justice Policy
11. Conclusions and Recommendations
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Dr. Angus Nurse is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Middlesex University School of Law, UK.