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Wildlife crime: lessons learned on the street are important for preventing crime in the bush Seminar

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13:00 - 14:00
8 February 2017
Venue: 58/2097 Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ. Lunch and refreshments will be available during the seminar.

Event details

Wildlife crime is a diverse problem that affects protected areas and communities around the world. Finding solutions that reduce offender motivation or remove criminal opportunities requires detailed analyses that are crime-, time-, and place-specific; a basic tenant of problem-oriented policing strategies used in urban environments. An approach such as this requires those affected by wildlife crime to collect useful information that can be used for problem solving. Building the capacity of stakeholders to collect such data, and more importantly analyse it, cannot be overlooked. Based on experiences in Africa and Asia, the lecture will discuss ways in which data-driven interventions can be designed, and what is needed to use problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention to reduce wildlife crime.

Speaker information

Andrew Lemieux , Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. Andrew Lemieux studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Arizona (BS 2005, MS 2006). He subsequently earned a Master's degree (2008) and PhD (2010) in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. His doctoral research examined the risk of violent victimisation Americans are exposed to in different activities and places. Since 2010, he has worked at the NSCR as a post-doc and then as a researcher. His current research focuses on the spatial and temporal elements of wildlife crime within protected areas with a specialisation in understanding and planning ranger patrols. He coordinates the NSCR's Wildlife Crime Research Cluster.

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