Events

28th International Congress for Conservation Biology
July 23-27, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Several C3E associates participated in symposia on wildlife crime at the 2017 ICCB, organized by the Society for Conservation Biology. Dr. Justin Kurland moderated and presented in Part I of the series “Wildlife Crime: Bridging the Gap between Conservation Science and Criminology.” Within this two-part symposia series, other C3E speakers included Lauren Wilson and Drs. Mangai Natarajan, Antony Leberatto, Stephen Pires, and Julie Viollaz. Click the image or title above for an excerpt of the conference program, with C3E contributions highlighted.

The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
April 5-9, 2017
Boston, MA, USA
In April 2017 Dr. William Moreto assisted in the organization of a series entitled “Conservation Law Enforcement,” consisting of three panels, one of which chaired by Dr. Moreto. Click the image or title above for an excerpt of the AAG program outlining the three panels (highlighted).

54th Academy of Criminal Justice Science Annual Meeting
March 20-25, 2017
Princess Ann, MD, USA
Dr. William Moreto chaired a panel titled “Crimes Against the Environment: Explanations and Responses” at the March 2017 ACJS conference, hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Click the image or title above for an excerpt of the ACJS program outlining Dr. Moreto’s panel.

Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute – Invited Talk
February 23, 2017
Newark, NJ, USA
The Rutgers University NESI program seeks to promote urban sustainability through research and partnerships. Dr. Clarke was invited by the institute to speak on how situational crime prevention might be applied to wildlife crime, discussing retaliatory tiger killing and bycatch of albatross by long-line fishing as specific examples.

2017 Globalization of Fisheries Conference
February 2-5, 2017
Texel, The Netherlands
In February 2017 the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) hosted the GoF Conference, co-organized by the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). Dr. Clarke was honored as the keynote speaker, and Drs. Lemiuex, Petrossian, and Kurland gave presentations on various aspects of illegal fishing. Click the image or title above for the full GoF program, with contributions of C3E associates highlighted.

72nd American Society of Criminology Conference
November 16-19, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USA
A review of the criminological research on wildlife crime, a study to which Drs. Stephen and Pires contributed, was presented in one of the Green Criminology panel sessions. Click the image or link above for an excerpt from the ASC program and the presentation abstract.

16th European Society of Criminology Conference
September 21-24, 2016
Münster, Germany
Research of several C3E associates was presented at the 2016 ESC conference, including work on spatial decision-making of wildlife criminals (Dr. Lemeiux and co-authors), patterns of wildlife trafficking into the U.S. (Drs. Kurland andPires), and criminal networks of subsistence poachers versus commercial poachers (Dr. Lemieux and co-authors). Abstracts from each presentation are available by
clicking on the image or title above.

Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium
June 28-29, 2017
Springfield, VA, USA
This symposium, hosted by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, represented an assemblage of conservation biologists, national security experts, federal agency officials, and others focused on addressing global wildlife trafficking, following the establishment of the Presidential Taskforce under President Obama. Dr. Kurland presented a poster that provided an alternative view of southern African rhino poaching, with insight into how different research approaches could better elucidate this problem. Click the image or title above for the symposium schedule and poster by Drs. Kurland and Clarke.

71st American Society of Criminology Conference
November 18-21, 2015
Washington DC, USA
Drs. Antony Leberatto and William Moreto participated in sessions at ASC in 2015. Dr. Leberatto discussed the Peruvian trade in endangered animal species and Dr. Moreto presented his ethnographic work in Uganda. Click the image or link above for an excerpt from the ASC program and abstracts of all C3E associate presentations.

NSCR Tiger Week
July 14-16, 2015
Texel, The Netherlands
In July 2015, the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement hosted “Tiger Week,” a workshop organized by Dr. Andrew Lemieux in collaboration with the Tigers Forever Program of Panthera, a non-governmental organization focused on endangered felid conservation. Click the image or title above for an outline of the agenda.

Stockholm Criminology Symposium
June 8-10, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
In addition to receiving the prestigious Stockholm Award, Dr. Clarke participated in the opening discussion for this annual event, organized by the Swedish National Council of Crime Prevention. Other C3E speakers included Drs. Andrew Lemiuex, Stephen Pires, Julie Viollaz, and Gohar Petrossian. Click the image or title above for an excerpt of the program and abstracts from C3E speakers and co-authors (highlighted).

Wildlife Criminology Symposium
April 23, 2014
Washington D.C., USA
The World Bank and the U.S. State Department co-sponsored this event, taking place at the World Bank headquarters. Drs. Mangai Natarajan, William Moreto, and Julie Viollaz presented their respective work. For the event overview and presentation schedule, click the image or title above.

Chancellor’s Excellence Award Lecture
November 14, 2013
Newark, NJ, USA
Dr. Ronald V. Clarke was honored by Rutgers University for exceptional contributions in research. Dr. Clarke discussed the need for the criminological examination of wildlife crimes which caused his research expansion into this pressing global issue. Click the image or link above for the event invitation and video.

64th American Society of Criminology Conference
November 14-17, 2013
Atlanta, GA, USA
C3E associates Drs. Lemieux, Pires, Viollaz, and Moreto each presented the the ASC Crime and Place panel session “Wildlife Crime – the Importance of Place and Context.” Drs. Lemieux, Pires, and Moreto also participated as critics in an “Author Meets Critics” session. Click the image or link above for an excerpt from the ASC program and abstracts of all C3E associate presentations.

Defenders of Wildlife – Invited Talk
June 24, 2013
Washington D.C., USA
Dr. Clarke was invited by the conservation non-governmental organization Defenders of Wildlife to provide an overview of environmental criminology and how this approach to understanding crime can be used in the context of wildlife crimes. A PDF of this presentation is available by clicking the image or title above.

2013 Rutgers Symposium on Wildlife Crime
May 14, 2013
Newark, NJ, USA
This event marked the inauguration of C3E and included presentations of research by C3E associates. Studies and discussion explored alternatives to deterrence-based prevention, including applications of environmental criminology and situational crime prevention. Click the image or link above for the event poster and all abstracts for symposium presentations.

World Bank Sustainable Development Network Forum on
Wildlife Crime and Forest Law Enforcement
March 8, 2013
Washington D.C., USA
Dr. Clarke was invited to speak at this World Bank SDN event, in a session entitled “Tackling Environmental Crime: Approaches to Combatting Illegal Logging, Fishing and Poaching.” His focus included a basic review of opportunity theories and situational crime prevention, and how these approaches to crime are well-suited to understand and address wildlife crime. Click on the image of title above for the event invitation.

63rd American Society of Criminology Conference
November 16-19, 2011
Washington D.C., USA
Drs. Gohar Petrossian and Stephen Pires presented their research in the ASC panel session “Leisure Activities, Sporting Events, and Crime.” Dr. Petrossian discussed her research on situational predictors of illegal fishing, and Dr. Pires presented his work on the illegal parrot trade in areas Latin America. Click the image or title above for the presentation abstracts and relevant excerpt from the ASC program.

62nd American Society of Criminology Conference
November 17-20, 2010
San Francisco, CA, USA
C3E associates presented in the ASC panel session “Situational Crime Prevention in Resource-Limited Settings.” Dr. Pires presented work by himself and Dr. Clarke on parrot poaching in Bolivia, and Dr. Moreto discussed the situational approach to preventing sturgeon poaching and illicit caviar trading in Europe. Click the image or title above for the presentation abstracts and relevant excerpt from the ASC program.

61st American Society of Criminology Conference
November 4-7, 2009
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Drs. Pires and Clarke presented research on the Mexican parrot trade, specifically evaluating targeted parrot species according to the CRAVED method. Click the image or title above for the presentation abstract and relevant excerpt from the ASC program.

World Bank – Invited Talk
June 25, 2009
Washington D.C., USA
Dr. Clarke was invited to speak at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C. He discussed how crime science has been applied to the problem of wildlife poaching and trafficking, as well as opportunities for situational crime prevention in the context of wildlife crime and human-wildlife conflict. Click the image of link above for a PDF of Dr. Clarke’s presentation.