Wildlife Criminology

Research output: Book/ReportBook



External departments

  • Middlesex University


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherUniversity of Bristol
Number of pages176
ISBN (Print)978-1529204346
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2020
Publication type

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This illuminating study explores crimes against, and involving, wildlife and the resultant social harms.
The authors go well beyond basic conceptions of animal-related crime, such as illicit trade, for a deeper exploration of wildlife criminology, using a novel approach that combines philosophical, legal and criminological perspectives. They shed light on both legal and illegal harms, including blood sports, wildlife as food and abuse in zoos, and consider the potential connections with inter-human crimes.
This is a unique treatment of wildlife as victims of crime and a consideration of their rights as sentient beings that sets new horizons for the concept of wildlife criminology.