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Environmental Crime and Technology Conference

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This International Environmental Crime Conference showcases leading research that highlights the intersection between Technology and Environmental Crime. In particular, it focuses on the way technology is used to facilitate and perpetrate environmental crime and respond to its challenges.

The conference features four keynote speakers from around the globe, who examine the role of technology in environmental crime:

  • Professor Reece Walters, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Law, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Tim Boekhout Van Solinge, Independent Criminologist on Forest Crime, The Netherlands

  • Dr. Federico Magalini, UNU Environment and Human Security Institute, Bonn, Germany.

  • Dr Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton, UK

The conference also highlights current research and technologies through ‘ignite’ sessions for researchers and practitioners (a maximum of 5 minutes and 18 slides to showcase current technologies and research).

Previously hosted in the Netherlands, the International Environmental Crime Conference brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from various disciplines to exchange views, concepts and research findings.These issues are discussed from the point of view of green criminology, sociology, law enforcement, community wellbeing, policy, environmental activism and law enforcement, organised crime and victimology.

Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing crimes internationally. Heightened awareness of the proliferation and scale of the harms involved is altering the way we view and interact with our world. In particular, people and places are linked in new ways through the rise of e-waste, transnational transportation and dumping of toxic waste, systematic and accidental pollution, and the illegal trafficking and destruction of flora and fauna, as examples. These crimes are interconnected and intertwined with technology. ‘Neutral’ technologies are utilised and applied, on the one hand to create and facilitate environmental harms, and on the other to provide innovative and vital solutions. From UAVs, satellite monitoring, big-data and smartphones to e-waste, GMOs and the internet trade in wildlife – technology continues to change the face of, and responses to, environmental crime.

This conference is organised by Jennifer Maher (University of South Wales), Toine Spapens (Tilburg University, Daan van Uhm (Utrecht University), Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University), and Rob White (University of Tasmania.

The conference is hosted by Jennifer Maher (University of South Wales). For questions about the conference and to apply to present an ignite session, please contact Jennifer Maher (University of South Wales).

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