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Wildlife and forest crime

Organised crime, rather than terrorism, is the greatest threat to elephants and other species in East Africa. Our primary focus should be on the organised crime groups and corrupt actors known to drive the vast ivory trade across the region.

‘Al-Shabaab fighters set up home in elephant...

In recent years, greater attention has been given internationally to the role of organised crime networks in environmental crime, including the illegal trade in wildlife. There is evidence of organised crime groups being involved in the...

On the 4th of February 1991, Mario Tamburrino was unloading barrels from his truck when a life-changing accident occurred: the truck driver was...

Wildlife trafficking, like other illicit markets, is one way that organised crime groups (OCGs) make money. The involvement of organised crime in the illegal wildlife trade has in recent years gained the attention of the UN, where in 2013 the Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/40...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

As Visiting Professor Urban & Maritime Security Research Group, operationalise research by reflecting on experience and expertise from 30 years law enforcement with a focus on Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.  As former Head of OCCT in Scotland, developed and built a command structure...

Tim Hall is a social scientist with a background in human geography and criminology. He is interested in the relationships between globalisation and crime and has pioneered the application of perspectives from economic geography to the study of organised crime. He has published papers on these...

John is a lecturer in law at the University of Sussex. His research interests centre around terrorism and criminal justice reform in post-conflict states. He has worked as an independent expert adviser on counter terrorism for the UN and in 2016 received funding from ESRC to undertake a...

Anita Lavorgna holds a PhD in International Studies with a specialisation in Criminology and an LLM (cum laude) from the University of Trento. She joined Southampton as a lecturer in Criminology in 2015. She is in the Executive Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.

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Angus Nurse is Director of Criminology & Sociology programmes at Middlesex University School of Law where he teaches and researches criminology and law.  He was Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Investigation at Birmingham City University from October 2011 to May 2013 and was Research...

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