TNRC Knowledge Hub - Law enforcement and the judiciary

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Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

Harnessing knowledge, generating evidence, and supporting innovative policy and practice for more effective anti-corruption programming

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Law enforcement agencies monitor and enforce laws that protect landscapes, seascapes, and the species that inhabit them. Corruption in law enforcement or the criminal justice system enables violators to circumvent these laws and regulations and makes enforcement-based approaches much less reliable as avenues for limiting and preventing environmental harms.

This page provides information, guidance, and tools for practitioners to assess impacts of corruption and to design and implement informed programming. The contents outline how corruption risk assessment and capacity building, transparency, traceability and technology, case and court monitoring, reporting and whistleblowing mechanisms, and private-sector and community collaboration can be leveraged to strengthen the integrity and effectiveness of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Inside this Topic

1. How enforcement supports conservation objectives

2. Applying a corruption lens to conservation enforcement

3. Anti-corruption and law enforcement: What can practitioners do?

3.1 Supporting enforcement agencies
3.2 Fostering transparency, accountability, and monitoring
3.3 Leveraging technologies
3.4 Exploring whistleblowing and other reporting options
3.5 Engaging the private sector


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