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NCJ Number: 158470 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecuting Environmental Crime in the Twenty-First Century (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 283-298, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): D J Rebovich
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses some of the problems that will face environmental crime prosecutors into the next century, as well as the future implications of recent environmental studies of local, State, and Federal environmental crime prosecution.
Abstract: Some of the key factors that will affect the prosecution of environmental offenses include changes in the standards of admissibility of scientific evidence into the courtroom, an enhanced public awareness of issues related to environmental crime, the growing realization of the crime problem as an equity issue, and criminal displacement caused by tougher enforcement of environmental laws. The effectiveness of environmental crime prosecution may be enhanced by the widened availability of specialized training and prosecutors' greater willingness to experiment with new technologies and strategies. 8 notes and 48 references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Criminology; Environmental offenses; Future trends; Prosecution
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