Dr. Jenny Maher hosts International Environmental Crime Conference

June 9, 2017

The 4th International Environmental Crime Conference will be held at the University of South Wales on 12th September in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

This year’s theme is Environmental Crime and Technology, and we are pleased to welcome four distinguished keynote speakers:

Professor Reece Walters,
Queensland University of Technology,
Faculty of Law, Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia

Dr Anita Lavorgna
University of Southampton,
Southampton,
UK

Professor Tim Boekhout Van Solinge,
Independent Criminologist
The Netherlands

Dr. Federico Magalini
United Nations University
Institute for Environment and Human Security,
Bonn, Germany

The conference will utilise ‘ignite’ presentations for researchers and practitioners to highlight current research and technologies.

The International Environmental Crime Conference showcases leading research that highlights the intersection between Technology and Environmental Crime. In particular, it focuses on the way technology is used to facilitate and perpetrate environmental crime and respond to its challenges.

Previously hosted in the Netherlands, the International Environmental Crime Conference brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from various disciplines to exchange views, concepts and research findings. Discussions are informed by perspectives from green criminology, sociology, law enforcement, community wellbeing, policy, environmental activism and law enforcement, organised crime and victimology.

Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing crimes internationally. Heightened awareness of the proliferation and scale of the harms involved is altering the way we view and interact with our world. In particular, people and places are linked in new ways through the rise of e-waste, transnational transportation and dumping of toxic waste, systematic and accidental pollution, and the illegal trafficking and destruction of flora and fauna, as examples. These crimes are interconnected and intertwined with technology. ‘Neutral’ technologies are utilised and applied, on the one hand to create and facilitate environmental harms, and on the other to provide innovative and vital solutions. From UAVs, satellite monitoring, big-data and smartphones to e-waste, GMOs and the internet trade in wildlife – technology continues to change the face of, and responses to, environmental crime.

This conference is organised by Jennifer Maher (University of South Wales), Toine Spapens (Tilburg University, Daan van Uhm (Utrecht University), Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University), and Rob White (University of Tasmania).

Please direct any questions to the conference host Dr. Jenny Maher

You can also find further details about the conference here

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