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Policing Wildlife Crime

Lecture Theatre 402, Fourth Floor, Business and Law Building, City Campus East


Professor Tanya Wyatt, Professor in Criminology and Co-Lead on Environmental and Global Justice, Northumbria University

Humans are not the only victims of crime. Other species, too, are victimised. Wildlife – both plants and animals that are not domesticated – are hunted, kidnapped, and murdered by people for profit, for fun, for food, and for revenge. In the UK, such wildlife crime and trafficking are policed by a complicated multi-agency approach that includes constabularies, the UK Border Force, and the third sector. Whereas the British Government is championing the fight against wildlife crime and trafficking globally, there is much improvement for the policing of these crimes within the UK, particularly in regard to holding wildlife criminals responsible and in such a way that the punishment fits the crime.

This lecture is part of the Police Research and Education Network series that will draw upon leading research expertise within Northumbria University. Each seminar will provide an opportunity for staff to present their research findings on key topics for contemporary policing, reflecting on the challenge of developing evidence based for police practice.

The seminars are free to attend. They will be informal and are designed to promote debate between academics and practitioners from the police and other relevant agencies.

Refreshments will be available in the Corporate Hub (Fourth Floor), Business and Law Building, City Campus East, NE2 1UY from 5pm.

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Lecture Theatre 402, Fourth Floor, Business and Law Building, City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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