Evans, Martyn

Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
Waste Crime
Research pathway:
Supervising school:
Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol,
Primary funding source:

Green crime is a growing international problem that can have long-term effects on the environment, wildlife and future generations. This has led UK policy-makers to express substantial support for tackling it.

Criminologists are increasingly interested in ‘green’ perspectives, but many current academic discussions centre on global environmental harms. This research aims to explore empirically the level and nature of high volume, routine waste crime offences in Wales. Using existing theory of crime scripts, my research will look to explain the organisation of waste crime and the intended and unintended consequences of enforcement and regulatory approaches.

My aim is to ensure that my research adds a new dimension to green criminology and has significant relevance beyond academia. As an environmental professional for 12 years, combined with the support expressed by policy makers and practitioners in Wales and the UK, I’m passionate about making sure my work research influences future policy and regulatory responses.