Wildlife Crime

From Theory to Practice

Edited by William D. Moreto
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306 pages
6 x 9
10 tables, 10 figs., 5 halftones, 2 maps

A comprehensive theoretical, empirical, methodological, and practical global overview of wildlife crime

Read the Introduction (pdf).


The editors and contributors to this comprehensive volume examine topical issues from extinction to trafficking in order to understand the ecological, economic, political, and social costs and consequences of these crimes. Drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives, empirical and methodological developments, and on-the-ground experiences of practitioners, Wildlife Crime looks at how conservationists and law enforcement grapple with and combat environmental crimes and the profitable market for illegal trade.

Chapters cover criminological perspectives on species poaching, unregulated fishing, the trading of ivory and rhino horns, the adoption of conservation technologies, and ranger workplaces and conditions. The book includes firsthand experiences and research from China, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. The result is a significant book about the causes of and response to wildlife crime.

Contributors include: Johan Bergenas, Avi Brisman, Craig Forsyth, Meredith Gore, Georg Jaster, Alex Killion, Kasey Kinnard, Antony C. Leberatto, Barney Long, Nerea Marteache, Gohar Petrossian, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Gary Roloff, Viviane Seyranian, Louise Shelley, Rohit Singh, Nicole Sintov, Nigel South, Milind Tambe, Daan van Uhm, Greg Warchol, Rodger Watson, Rob White, Madelon Willemsen, and the editor

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Theory to Practice • William D. Moreto

1. Perspectives on Wildlife Crime: The Convergence of "Green" and "Conservation" Criminologies • Avi Brisman and Nigel South
2. Environmental Criminological Perspectives on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing • Gohar A. Petrossian and Nerea Marteache
3. Paradoxes of Prevention: Situational, Contextual, and Political Economy Responses to Wildlife Crime • Rob White
4. Wildlife Crime and Criminal Organizations: Can the Theory of Enterprise Help Explain the Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade? • Greg Warchol

5. The Convergence of Trade in Illicit Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory with Other Forms of Criminality • Louise Shelley and Kasey Kinnard
6. Ordinary Folk Transformed: Poachers’ Accounts of Cultural Contests and History • York A. Forsyth and Craig J. Forsyth
7. “I Dislike It but This Is Where the Money Is”: Ecotourism, Nature-Based Entertainment, and Peru’s Illegal Wildlife Trade • Antony C. Leberatto
8. Talking about Illegal Business: Approaching and Interviewing Poachers, Smugglers, and Traders • Daan P. van Uhm
9. Interdisciplinary Intelligence Mapping to Reduce Conservation Crime Risks • Meredith L. Gore, Gary J. Roloff, Alexander K. Killion, Jonah H. Ratsimbazafy, and Georg Jaster
10. Adoption of Conservation Technologies • Nicole Sintov, Viviane Seyranian, and Milind Tambe

11. The Ranger Focus: Matching Technological Solutions to on-the-Ground Needs • Johan Bergenas
12. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Wildlife Crime Prevention • Madelon Willemsen and Rodger Watson
13. Examining Ranger Well-Being and Workplace Conditions: A Practitioner-Driven Study • Rohit Singh, Barney Long, and William D. Moreto


About the Author(s)

William D. Moreto is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida.