Drs Stretesky, Long, Hogan, and Shelley (left to right) CSU RESEARCHERS PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY CONFERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDSImage of

CSU RESEARCHERS PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY CONFERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS

CSU Sociology professors and members of the department’s Center for the Study of Crime and Justice (CSCJ) Tara Shelley and Mike Hogan were among 77 scholars from around the world participating in the inaugural “Environmental Crime and its Victims” conference in Delft, The Netherlands on September 17 and 18th. They were joined by former CSU Sociology professor Paul Stretesky and former graduate student Mike Long (PhD, 2010). Dr. Shelley gave a presentation on wildlife law enforcement in Florida and Drs. Long and Stretesky presented on the deterrent effects of EPA fines on industrial pollution. The overall goal of the conference –which organizers hope to make an annual event—was to call greater attention to the relevance of environmental issues to the discipline of criminology.