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Title: Law Enforcement Response to Environmental Crime
Author(s): J Epstein; T M Hammett
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 91
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report explains how communities can create or enhance their responses to environmental offenses, including hazardous waste dumping and the disposal of construction and demolition debris, so that it is best suited to the community's specific needs.
Abstract: Based on the experience of several successful law enforcement responses, the report offers basic information on how to initiate and enhance law enforcement programs. The discussion emphasizes interagency cooperation, enforcement unit placement, investigation and case development strategies, and training. It also describes the use of sting operations and other creative approaches to investigation, emphasizes the primacy of safety and public health, the importance of targeting problems areas to conserve resources, and the involvement of the public and the media in efforts to detect environmental crimes. Guidelines are also provided for working with the prosecutor. Chapter reference notes and appended charts, lists of cases and laws, and list of programs visited and persons interviewed
Main Term(s): Police pollution control enforcement
Index Term(s): Environmental offenses; Illegal hazardous waste disposal; Police policies and procedures
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