CITES, wild plants, and opportunities for crime

Maurizio Sajeva, Anita Lavorgna, Catherine Rutherford, Matthew J. Smith

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Abstract

The illegal trade in endangered plants damages both the environment and local communities by threatening and destroying numerous species and important natural resources. There is very little research which systematically addresses this issue by identifying specific opportunities for crime. This article presents the results of an interdisciplinary study which brings together criminological and conservation science expertise to identify criminal opportunities in the illegal wild plant trade and suggest strategies in order to prevent and mitigate the problem. Methodologically, the study adapts a crime proofing of legislation approach to the UN Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is based on documentary and interview data. Situational crime prevention is used as a framework to provide points for effective intervention.
LanguageEnglish
Pages269-288
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
StatePublished - 2018

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CITES, wild plants, and opportunities for crime. / Sajeva, Maurizio; Lavorgna, Anita; Rutherford, Catherine; Smith, Matthew J.

In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 2018, p. 269-288.

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Sajeva, Maurizio ; Lavorgna, Anita ; Rutherford, Catherine ; Smith, Matthew J./ CITES, wild plants, and opportunities for crime. In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 2018 ; pp. 269-288
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