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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 89-96

The Strategy of Implementing Criminal Policy in Environmental Crimes

Crime and Criminology, Islamic Azad University Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

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Masoud Heidari
PhD of Crime and Criminology, Islamic Azad University Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan 39998-81551
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2423-7752.199290

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Introduction: The implementation of criminal policy for prevention of environmental crimes was examined in this study. Prevention is always better than cure, which is an important concept applicable to all aspects, as in this case, because most of the damages inflicted on the environment have a low probability of being restored. In addition to state agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also try to protect the environment. Some of the existing laws address environmental crimes. Environmental crimes are defined as crimes that cause severe destruction and damage to the environment and are a serious threat to the human health. Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the criminal policy for environmental crimes, because compensation and return to the previous status in these crimes is very difficult and perhaps impossible. Results: The result here indicates that with respect to the criminal policy of the law, thereof, our country lacks a comprehensive policy regarding environmental crimes, and the existing laws have some restrictions and defects. Swift and decisive acts against the criminals who misuse and damage the environment could have a preventive role. In spite of numerous laws and regulations in the environmental context in our country, appropriate support in this realm does not exist. Conclusions: Considering the fact that the environmental issues need to become a trained cultural aspect among all social statuses and strata, NGOs play an active role to achieve this goal.

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