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Joining the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime’s Network of Experts

I’m excited to announce I was recently welcomed to the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime’s Network of Experts!  The Global Initiative was born from a series of high-level, off the record discussions between mainly law enforcement officials from both developed and developing countries, hosted by the International Peace Institute in New York in 2011-12. […]

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Julie Viollaz: Conservation and Collegiality

Dr. Julie Viollaz highlights some of her recent fieldwork and its implications for conservation criminology! http:// https://msutoday.msu.edu/360/2018/julie-viollaz-conservation-and-collegiality/ # wildlifecrime #conservationcriminology #conservationoptimism @CARNatMSU @msuresearch @julie_viollaz @Global_Wildlife @WWF @WWF_WLCrime @MSU_SCJ @ FaunaFloraInt @MSUFWClub    


Global Risks, Conservation and Criminology/Online Course Fall 2018

Please see the following flyer for this fall 2018 3-credit graduate-level online course and share with your networks. Apologies for cross-postings. Contact me with questions, comments, or enrollment instructions. COURSE DESCRIPTION Increased globalization of illicit trade in natural resources endangers species survival, threatens the efficacy of sustainable development, deprives developing economies of billions of dollars […]

Thinking about wildlife poaching and smuggling in the US

A huge proportion of the scientific and popular press coverage about wildlife poaching and smuggling focuses on regions outside the United States. Important to think about the problem at home as well. @wildlifesociety #conservationcrimionlogy #wildlifecrime From Poaching to Smuggling[2]

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New Technical Report! The Bushmeat Supply Chain in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo: A Conservation Criminology Analysis

Rachel Boratto, PhD student in @MSU_SCJ and I have published another report on the urban bushmeat supply chain in Republic of Congo as part of the broader @TheWCS project on the same topic supported by @USFWS and @USAID. #conservationcriminology and #conservationsocialscience helped add color to the bigger picture of the bushmeat supply chain’s physical and informational […]


Conservation Criminology Special Lecture and Panel in Bangkok, 3/9

The @SCBAsiaand King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi, Conservation Ecology Program are hosting me for a special lecture and panel discussion on March 9 in Bangkok, titled Illegal Logging, Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation Criminology: Current Issues and Future Directions. The talk will be at 2.00pm in Room X11.7 at King Mongkut’s University of Technology KX […]


Visit to the Omo, Ethiopia

My first visit to Ethiopia was full of new experiences. In addition to visiting the University of Addis Ababa, African Union, Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center, and United Nations Conference Center at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I traveled to the Omo. The drive was amazing in the truest sense of the word. […]

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Community-based policing in Vietnam

The long planned collaboration between my conservation criminology lab, Vinh University, Global Wildlife Conservation, World Wildlife Fund, Flora and Fauna International is getting off the ground! Dr. Julie Viollaz is leading the group from MSU, and was also recently named a GWC Associate. This project is going to be innovative on multiple levels and I’m […]

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Conservation Social Science Short Course

I’m heading to King Mongkut’s University of Technology in Thonburi, Thailand to teach a conservation social science short course for local university students and conservation practitioners. With support from the Society for Conservation Biology‘s Asia Section and Social Science Working Group, this week long course is going to cover a range of quantitative, qualitative, and […]