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NCJ Number: 156491 Find in a Library
Title: Traditional Policing and Environmental Enforcement
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:64  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1995)  Pages:6-13
Author(s): W Brewer
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the roles played by different law enforcement agencies in environmental crimes enforcement.
Abstract: Environmental crimes take a great toll on communities by generating serious health risks, expensive cleanup operations, and a degraded environment. As communities become more aware of the severity of these crimes, they demand that all law enforcement agencies become involved in environmental crimes enforcement. Local agencies can and should join forces with the State environmental regulatory agency; the State attorney general, district attorney, or county prosecutor; State and local health departments; and State law enforcement agencies to form an environmental enforcement team. The article contains suggestions for responding to and investigating possible environmental crimes; a list of small and medium-sized businesses that generate hazardous waste or that can be sources of pollution; and a list of regional environmental enforcement associations. Endnotes
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Criminology; Environmental laws; Environmental quality; Interagency cooperation; Laws and Statutes; Municipal ordinances; Police pollution control enforcement
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