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Dr Nicholas Pamment is a Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Whilst he teaches across the core curriculum, he specialises in wildlife crime and the Illegal Wildlife Trade, alongside green criminology and environmental justice.  He has a strong applied focus and is passionate about capacity building and the development of robust, effective and human-centred conservation initiatives.  In particular, he delivers courses on the Wildlife Crime Leadership Initiative, a training programme that builds leadership abilities among enforcement officers to better counter wildlife trafficking, led by the Wildlife Conservation Society.  He also works closely with Botswana Police Service, through the accreditation and development of a pre-service training programme. 

In 2015, alongside Dr Caroline Cox, he launched the Ivory Project in the House of Commons, which considers the role played by the UK’s antiques trade in the sale of ivory.  Dr Nicholas Pamment is also a deputy lead for the Victimology and Ecological Justice Research Group, bringing together researchers within the areas of wildlife crime, conservation and climate change.  He has published within the areas of Birds of Prey persecution, wildlife forensics, the regulation of ivory markets, research methodology and youth crime.  He regularly presents his research at national and international conferences.  Most recently, he was invited to present a keynote address at the Climate, Energy, and Environmental Justices and Transitions Conference, held at the European University Institute in Florence.

ResearchGate Profile

Research Interests

  • Wildlife Crime
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT)
  • Conservation Social Sciences
  • Green Criminology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Publication and Dissemination (M23865), Level 8
  • Global Advances in Wildlife Crime Investigation (M32555), Level 7
  • Green Crime and Environmental Justice (M30811), Level 6
  • Ecological Justice and Climate Change Criminology (M32541), Level 6
  • Wildlife Crime: Threats and Response (M23803), Level 5
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice (M21007), Level 5

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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