Collaborative Relationships with the Courts: The Prosecutor’s Perspective

  • Anne Brosnan
  • Paul Taylor
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)


It is perhaps self-evident that protection of the environment requires the prevention of acts which are likely to adversely affect the environment or cause harm to human health, as well as the proper regulation of operations and activities that may be similarly damaging. A system of regulation, established by statute or similar legislative provisions, containing the necessary requirements and prohibitions must, however, be upheld and enforced to be effective. This will necessitate concrete action by a regulating authority. This concept is enshrined within the European Union by the requirement for an independent competent authority to undertake the regulation of activities and management of risk so as to keep people safe from the most potentially harmful activities.


Criminal Justice System Criminal Procedure Expert Witness Environmental Offence Environmental Crime 
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    Environment Agency (2013), Cracking Down on Waste Crime: The Waste Crime Report 2012–2013, October, available at Scholar
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    Environment Agency (2010), Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance, October, available at Scholar

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  • Anne Brosnan
  • Paul Taylor

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