2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

ICJ 725 Environmental Crime

This course critically examines the definitions, causes, and extent of the global problem of environmental crime. It covers theories of social, political, economic and environmental drivers and explores how local, national, and international legal frameworks criminalize harmful environmental practices. With an overview of crimes against wildlife, such as poaching, illegal trade of fauna and flora, injuring or killing, it examines the international law and the global impact of the illegal wildlife trade including the threats to the environment, human safety and endangered species. Lastly, it explores solutions including non-deterrence-based prevention, restorative justice, and conservation based conflict interventions.