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Chapter 9: Investigating Environmental Crime
By the end of this chapter you should:
- Have a firm understanding of the manner in which environmental and wildlife crimes are monitored at both national and international levels.
- Understand the links between legal and illegal activity and the difficulties for investigators in establishing whether a crime has been committed.
- Understand the importance of NGOs as monitors and investigators and the regulatory justice theory that NGO involvement is essential for effective investigation of environmental crimes.
- Understand the complexity of prosecuting environmental crimes and the need for investigators and prosecutors to consider not just environmental offences but also associated business crimes which may sometimes be easier to bring before the courts.
This chapter examines perspectives on the monitoring and investigation of environmental crime. Building on ...