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Wildlife and forest crime

Organised crime, rather than terrorism, is the greatest threat to elephants and other species in East Africa. Our primary focus should be on the organised crime groups and corrupt actors known to drive the vast ivory trade across the region.

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Tim Hall is a social scientist with a background in human geography and criminology. He is interested in the relationships between globalisation and crime and has pioneered the application of perspectives from economic geography to the study of organised crime. He has published papers on these...

Anita Lavorgna holds a PhD in International Studies with a specialisation in Criminology and an LLM (cum laude) from the University of Trento. She joined Southampton as a lecturer in Criminology in 2015. She is in the Executive Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.

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Angus Nurse is Director of Criminology & Sociology programmes at Middlesex University School of Law where he teaches and researches criminology and law.  He was Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Investigation at Birmingham City University from October 2011 to May 2013 and was Research...

John is a lecturer in law at the University of Sussex. His research interests centre around terrorism and criminal justice reform in post-conflict states. He has worked as an independent expert adviser on counter terrorism for the UN and in 2016 received funding from ESRC to undertake a...