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Building NESTs to combat environmental crime networks


White, R, Building NESTs to combat environmental crime networks, Trends in Organized Crime, 19, (1) pp. 88-105. ISSN 1084-4791 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s12117-015-9261-0


This article begins by providing a brief overview of environmental crime in the Asia and Pacific, highlighting its complexity, varying dimensions and transnational nature. It acknowledges the difficulties in responding to organised criminal groups that operate with flexible modus operandi to commit such crimes. The paper then discusses the importance of the National Environmental Security Taskforce approach, a model developed by INTERPOL to tackle environmental crimes. Collaboration and cooperation, within and between government and non-government organisations, are conceptualised as having a possibly positive ‘panopticon effect’ that has implications for responding to both organised criminal networks and state corruption in this domain.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental crime, Asia-Pacific, corruption, organised crime networks, National Environmental Security Taskforce
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Crime prevention
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:105844
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-15
Last Modified:2018-03-24

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