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Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers

Matt Bracken, a ranger who works to protect rhinos in South Africa will be giving a talk on his work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 3 during community hour.  Please join us in room 3510, North Hall,

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The untold story of fishing: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated

By Jonathan Simmons Ahhhhhh fishing. One of the world’s most ancient traditions used to catch the finest fly of the day, reel in that big bass to show to your buddies, or simply get away from all the stress in

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Criminology, environmental harm and innovation: The Ocean Cleanup

By Lieselot Bisschop Environmental crime ranges from the smuggling of hazardous waste to the killing of elephants for their ivory. I have been studying environmental crime and one thing is very clear to me: it is a phenomenon for which

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The (il)legal trade in (e-)waste between Europe and West Africa: Lecture and discussion

Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:15 .m., rm. 3.80, new building, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dr. Lieselot Bisschop, SEJ Program faculty and member of Dept. of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration This presentation focuses on the etiology and control

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Tiger-poaching in Thailand is on the rise

By Sacha Chadwick Wildlife crime is defined as any violation of a criminal law intended to protect wildlife. Researchers Kristie Blevins and Terry Edwards state that poaching is one of the most notable wildlife crimes. Recent news articles have shown that

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Elephant poaching: 100,00 killed in the last three years alone

By Juan Hernandez Between 1979 and 1989, the international increase for the demand of ivory from animal tusks caused elephant populations to dramatically decline, mostly due to the resulting poaching and trafficking of elephants.  In particular, Africa’s elephant population was cut in half.

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Green criminology and illegal logging in Peru

The problem of illegal logging in Peru raises compelling questions about the ability of governments to effectively protect the Amazonian rain forest– and the communities that rely upon it– from criminal exploitation, explains a recent article in National Geographic. Agents from Peru’s

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