Nottingham, United Kingdom

An Introduction to Environmental and Wildlife Crime

online course
when 1 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 125

This course provides an introduction to environmental crime and wildlife crime and how justice systems deal with and respond to current threats to the environment and non-human nature. The course develops knowledge and skills appropriate to working in the environmental justice sector, with NGOs, local authorities, and policy networks. The course also prepares students for further study of the topic at postgraduate level.

This course includes:
• An introduction to green criminology
• The causes of environmental crime and criminality
• Wildlife crime
• Climate change criminology and climate justice
• Corporate environmental crime
• Repairing environmental harms

This course will include live sessions and activities, quizzes, tutor videos and directed discussions.

Course leader

Dr Angus Nurse is the author of the books Animal Harm: Perspectives on Why People Harm and Kill Animals (Ashgate 2013) and Policing Wildlife: Perspectives on the Enforcement of Wildlife Legislation (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).

Target group

This course is ideal for undergraduate criminology and law students, and those looking for an introduction to environmental and wildlife crime issues.

Course aim

After studying on this course you should be able to:
• Apply the principles of green criminology to contemporary environmental crime problems
• Demonstrate understanding of the importance attached to ideas of environmental harm and environmental crime
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively explain how different justice approaches can be applied to contemporary environmental problems
• Assess the effectiveness of different approaches to addressing environmental crime.

Credits info

5 EC
On successfully completing this course you will receive 5 cps recorded on an official NTU results transcript, a certificate and a digital skills badge.

Fee info

GBP 125: Tuition fee includes our exciting social and cultural programme and the opportunity to earn our Cultural Diversity Digital Badge, and the support of NTU Buddies.