ENVIRONMENTAL crimes are in many ways the most damaging of offences, given that they can harm millions of people, whether through damaging the ozone layer, increasing pollution levels or damaging biodiversity. They are also hard to pinpoint and investigate and it is for these reasons that the Milan-based United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, (UNICRI), has published a study on this modern scourge.

It has recommended further research, the encouragement of national governments to be more open about eco-crime ...

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