Enforcement of environmental legislation: a comparison of practices in criminal and administrative tracks

01 April 2007 → 31 March 2011
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
    • Environmental law
environmental law enforcement criminal law
Project description

The institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) will examine the process of criminal law enforcement of environmental law in all its stages. The intention is to further investigate the various decision moments and to identify possible difficult areas. The research focuses, among other things, on the prioritization of the penal sanctioning policy, the fine in practice, the conduct of policy in the field of fined persons, the deprivation of benefits, the practice of the amicable settlements and other sanctions. The results of this research will serve in the project to juxtapose the administrative and criminal law enforcement of environmental law and to examine how these two can be combined in an efficient and effective manner.