Title: How real is the threat of imprisonment for environmental crime?
Authors: Billiet, C. * ×
Rousseau, Sandra * #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Kluwer Academic
Series Title: European Journal of Law and Economics vol:37 issue:2 pages:183-198
Abstract: In this contribution, we investigate whether prison sentences for environmental crime are indeed used in practice, how they are used and whether they imply a real threat to violators. To this end we examine previous studies on the role of imprisonment and confront these models with some empirical data. The empirical application summarizes evidence from several countries, but focuses on detailed data for criminal prosecution of environmental legislation in Flanders (Belgium) between 2003 and 2007. Thus we are able to highlight some interesting policy
issues and directions for future research.
ISSN: 0929-1261
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Energy, Transport and Environment, Leuven
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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