Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. The increasing cross-border scope of environmental crimes and harms is one of the reasons why governments and the enforcement community have trouble in finding the proper responses. Environmental criminals often take advantage of situations where government and consequently law enforcement are weak, and they may exploit military conflicts as well.

This international conference on Environmental Crime and the World aims to bring together academics and practitioners to exchange views, concepts, and research findings on how these problems could be tackled in the broadest sense. The conference will highlight new ideas, theories, methods and findings in a wide range of research and applied areas relating to environmental victimization and environmental law enforcement. These topics will be discussed from the point of view of green criminology, sociology, law enforcement, community wellbeing, environmental activism, and victimology. There will be plenary sessions, topic oriented parallel workshop sessions and panel discussions.


 A complete overview of the panel sessions is now available at the programme page!



The conference is organized by:

- Toine Spapens (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

- Rob White (University of Tasmania, Australia)

- Wim Huisman (VU University, The Netherlands).


The conference is hosted by:
Tilburg University, The Netherlands