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Prof Tanya Wyatt


Department: Social Sciences

Dr Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology specialising in green criminology. Her expertise centres on wildlife crime and trafficking, non-human animal abuse and welfare and the intersections of organised crime, corporate crime, and corruption. Other research interests are crimes of the powerful, particularly industrial agriculture and pollution.

Tanya Wyatt

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology. Her expertise is in green criminology with a specialism in wildlife crime and trafficking, non-human animal abuse and welfare, and the intersections with organised crime, corporate crime, and corruption. She has recently completed a study for the Scottish Government on Non-custodial Interventions for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Offences, which has sparked an interest in challenging the punitive nature of sanctions for crime, even those against non-human animals. This builds on an ongoing interest in the trafficking of puppies. Professor Wyatt also is interested in crimes of the powerful, particularly industrial agriculture and wider issues of pollution.

Key Publications

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  • Crime and Power, Davies, P., Wyatt, T. 31 Jan 2021
  • "It Often Feels Like You Are Talking To A Wall”: Police and Private Security Responses To The Protect Pont Valley Campaign Against Opencast Coal Extraction, Stephens-Griffin, N., Lampkin, J., Wyatt, T., Stephenson, C. 18 May 2021, In: Critical Criminology
  • Canada and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Lessons Learned on implementation and compliance, Wyatt, T. 7 Oct 2020, In: Liverpool Law Review
  • Differentiating criminal networks in the illegal wildlife trade: organized, corporate and disorganized crime, Wyatt, T., van Uhm, D., Nurse, A. 1 Dec 2020, In: Trends in Organized Crime
  • Rebuilding the Harm Principle: Using an Evolutionary Perspective to Provide a New Foundation for Justice, Gibney, E., Wyatt, T. 1 Sep 2020, In: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
  • Utilising Principles of Earth Jurisprudence to Prevent Environmental Harm: Applying a Case Study of Unconventional Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas in the United Kingdom, Lampkin, J., Wyatt, T. 1 Sep 2020, In: Critical Criminology
  • Wildlife Criminology, Wyatt, T., Nurse, A. 29 Apr 2020
  • Corruption and wildlife crime: A focus on caviar trade, Musing, L., Harris, L., Williams, A., Parry-Jones, R., van Uhm, D., Wyatt, T. Feb 2019
  • Economy Versus Environment: How Corporate Actors Harm Both, Davies, P., Hernandez, M., Wyatt, T. Mar 2019, In: Critical Criminology
  • Le commerce et le trafic d’espèces sauvages entre la France et le Mexique. Une étude des « asymétries criminogènes », Arroyo-Quiroz, I., Wyatt, T. 17 Dec 2019, In: Deviance et Societe

PGR Supervision

  • Timothy Shilston Towards a Global Index for Democratic Policing Start Date: 02/10/2012 End Date: 25/06/2015
  • Anh Cao Timber Trafficking and its Impacts on Human Security in Vietnam Start Date: 02/10/2012 End Date: 05/04/2016
  • Nhien Pham Preventing and Combatting Women Trafficking from Vietnam to China Start Date: 12/02/2014 End Date: 27/02/2017
  • Ekaterina Gladkova "You spend an awful amount of time fighting it and they aren't really listening..." political economy of pig farming intensification and environmental justice in Northern Ireland Start Date: 01/01/2018 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Alison Hutchinson CITES and the value of wildlife: On the visibility and victimisation of the minke whale, queen conch, and Atlantic bluefin tuna Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Emma Finnegan ‘Elder abuse’ amongst women: lived experiences; prevalence, nature and adequacy of services to respond to it. Start Date: 25/11/2019
  • Lisa Potter Start Date: 10/04/2017


  • Criminology PhD July 01 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts FRSA 2017
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy SFHEA 2020
  • Full Member British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011

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