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NGO engagement in environmental law enforcement: critical reflections


White, R, NGO engagement in environmental law enforcement: critical reflections, Australasian Policing, 4, (1) pp. 7-11. ISSN 1837-7009 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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In recent years Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) have played a growing and increasingly significant role in investigating and exposing environmental crimes. This article examines the kinds of skills and capacities associated with environmental law enforcement and the ways in which NGOs are contributing to this task. It provides critical reflections on two sets of issues stemming from NGO engagement in this area: issues that parallel those of conventional environmental law enforcement agencies (such as expertise, training, and collaboration); and issues that arise from the status and ideological orientation of the NGO itself (such as views of harm/crime, legality of actions, and accountability).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Law and society and socio-legal research
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:78376
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2012-06-25
Last Modified:2013-12-04
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