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Professor Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University

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Professor Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University

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Animals and the environment deserve justice too: Challenging criminology’s human-centred-ness

Criminology has largely ignored the harm and suffering of non-human animals and the environment. The legislative and criminal justice systems too are human-centred. My contribution to the discipline is to challenge the status quo, which instigates and perpetuates injury to the planet and other species as well as hides the victimisation of non-human animals and the environment.

Prior to her role at Norrhumbria University, Tanya was a Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer, which included working in a maximum-security county jail and patrolling a small town. Tanya then served for two years as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. During that time, she wrote grants and designed programs to prevent the trafficking of women.

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