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Environmental Crime Intelligence: The need for a locally and regionally oriented intelligence system on the field of environmental crime
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study concerns researching the need for an environmental crime intelligence system at regional and local level geared specifically for environmental crimes within the Swedish Police as well as the need for such a combined operation towards e.g. supervisory authorities.

The study views the current situation of environmental crime and environmental damage in part being caused due to an environmental legal implementation deficit. The study explains and defines the need as well as initiates a theoretical systematic design for an Environmental Crime Intelligence which could help reduce the deficit and so help reduce environmental damage. An Environmental Intelligence which in operation from the national level down through the organization would be linking police, prosecutors and county administrations. Authorities – who are assumed to enable, simplify, and standardize discoveries, obligations, investigations and prosecution – would be better interlinked and processed for an improved view and control in the field of environmental crime.

This study shows the need to rethink and reevaluate the current state of environmental crime prevention process in terms of priorities and chronological regard. It has shown to verify the theory of legal implementation deficiency. Besides this, the study has also shown a way to reduce that deficiency. With this in mind it has been made visible how the need for an Environmental Intelligence system on a local and regional level would with all probability do very well by current anthropogenic systems.

The study finds the presence of an Environmental Intelligence a consistently desired, preferred, alternative from the perspectives of the authorities mentioned above. Many of the findings points straight towards a similarity – principally in prioritization and procedures – through the intent and purpose of research for reducing environmental crime on an international level. This is viewed as a suitable segment of the methodological foundation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental crime, Environmental Intelligence, Criminal intelligence, Environmental Criminology, Implementation deficiency, Three filter-theory
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25094OAI: diva2:818018
Educational program
International Master's Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development NEKAA 120 higher education credits
2015-05-29, Q183, Mid Sweden University, Akademigatan 1., Östersund, 10:20 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-13 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2015-06-13Bibliographically approved

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