Situation Prevention of Wildlife Crime: The importance of information and analysis

Date: 
1 March 2017 -
5:00am to 7:00am
Venue: 
Staff Common Room, Law Faculty, Level 4, Kramer Building, UCT Middle Campus
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Wildlife crime is a diverse problem that affects protected areas and communities around the world. Finding solutions that reduce offender motivation or remove criminal opportunities requires detailed analyses that are crime-, time-, and place-specific. This approach requires those affected by wildlife crime to collect useful information that can be used for problem solving. Building the capacity of stakeholder to collect such data, and more importantly analyse it, cannot be overlooked.

 Based on experiences in Africa and Asia, the seminar will discuss ways in which data-driven interventions can be designed, and what is needed to use problem-orientated policing and situational crime prevention to reduce wildlife crime.

The speaker is Andrew Lemieux, a researcher with the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). His current research focuses on the spatial and temporal elements of wildlife crime within protected areas with a specialisation in understanding and planning ranger patrols. He coordinates the NSCR's Wildlife Crime Research Cluster.