Refereed Papers, Book Chapters, and Reports

Marteache, N., and Pires, S. 2020. Choice Structuring Properties of Natural Resource Theft: An Examination of Redwood Burl Poaching. Deviant Behavior 41(3): 311-328

Marteache, N., Sosnowski, M. & Petrossian. G.A. 2020. A review of responses to IUU fishing around the world through the lens of situational crime prevention. In Jarrett Blaustein, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Nathan W. Pino, and Rob White (Eds.) Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice, and Sustainable Development. Emerald Publishing, Ltd.

Petrossian, G., Sosnowski, M. & Weis, J 2020. Trends and patterns of imports of legal and illegal
live corals into the United States. Ocean & Coastal Management 196(1).

Petrossian, G. & Clarke, R.V. Disaggregating illegal fishing losses for the 22 countries of the west
African coast (2020). Maritime Studies 19: 445–455. [paper]

Wilson, L., & Boratto, R. 2020. Conservation, wildlife crime, and tough-on-crime policies: Lessons from the criminological literature. Biological Conservation 251.

Moreto, W.D., Gau, J.M., Paoline, E.A., Singh, R., Belecky, M., & Long, B 2019. Occupational Motivation and Intergenerational Linkages of Rangers in Asia. Oryx 53(3): 450-459. [paper]

Moreto, W.D. July 23, 2019. “Nobody studies law enforcement (rangers)” – but we need to. Oryx Blog. [post]

Cowan, D., Burton, C., & Moreto, W.D. 2019. Conservation-Based Intelligence-Led Policing: An Intra-organizational interpersonal examination. Policing: An International Journal 42: 108-122. [paper]

Bisschop, L., Strobl, S., Viollaz, J. 2018. Getting into deep water: Coastal land loss and state-corporate crime in the Louisiana bayou. British Journal of Criminology 58(4): 886–905

Kurland, J., Pires, S. F., & Marteache, N. 2018. The spatial pattern of redwood burl poaching and implications for prevention. Forest Policy and Economics 94: 46-54.

Leberatto, A. C. 2018. ‘I dislike it but this is where the money is’: Ecotourism, Nature-Based Entertainment, and Peru’s Illegal Wildlife Trade. In Wildlife Crime: From Theory to Practice. Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA.

Moreto, W. D., Cowan, D., & Burton, C. 2018. Towards an Intelligence-Led Approach to Address Wildlife Crime in Uganda. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 12(3): 344–357.

Petrossian, G.A. 2018. A micro-spatial analysis of opportunities for IUU fishing in 23 Western
African countries. Biological Conservation 225: 31-41.

Petrossian, G. & Pezzella, F. 2018. IUU fishing and seafood fraud: Using crime script analysis to
inform intervention. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 679(1). [paper]

Petrossian, G.A., Rolf, A., & Clarke, R. V. 2018. Illegal long-line fishing and albatross extinction risk. Oryx 52(2): 336-345. [paper]

van Doormaal, N., Lemieux, A. M., & Ruiter, S. 2018. Understanding site selection of illegal border crossings into a fenced protected area: a rational choice approach. Crime Science 7(1): 7.

van Uhm, D.P. & Moreto, W.D. 2018. Corruption Within the Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Symbiotic and Antithetical Enterprise. British Journal of Criminology 58(4): 864-885. [paper]

Kurland, J., Pires, S. F., McFann, S. C., & Moreto, W. D. 2017. Wildlife crime: a conceptual integration, literature review, and methodological critique. Crime Science 6(1): 1-15. [paper]

Kurland, J. & Pires, S. F. 2017. Assessing U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Patterns: How Criminology and Conservation Science Can Guide Strategies to Reduce the Illegal Wildlife Trade. Deviant Behavior 38(4): 375-391. [paper]

Leberatto, A. C. 2017. A Typology of Market Sellers of Protected Wildlife Across Peru. Deviant Behavior 38(12):1352-1370.

Moreto, W.D., Brunson, R.K., & Braga, A.A. 2017. “Anything We Do, We Have to Include the Communities”: Law Enforcement Rangers’ Attitudes Towards and Experiences of Community-Ranger Relations in Wildlife Protected Areas in Uganda. British Journal of Criminology 57(4): 924-944. [paper]

Moreto, W.D., & Matusiak, M.C. 2017. “We Fight Wrong Doers”: Law Enforcement Rangers’ Roles, Responsibilities, and Patrol Operations in Uganda. Deviant Behavior 38(4): 426-447. [paper]

Fei Fang, Thanh H. Nguyen, Rob Pickles, Wai Y. Lam, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Bo An, Amandeep Singh, Milind Tambe, & Andrew Lemieux. 2016. Deploying PAWS: Field Optimization of the Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security. In Proceedings of the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, January 2016 (Winner of Deployed Application Award). [paper]

Leberatto, A. C. 2016. Understanding the Illegal Trade of Live Wildlife Species in Peru. Trends in Organized Crime 19(1): 42-66.

Moreto, W.D. 2016. Occupational Stress among Law Enforcement Rangers: Insights from Uganda. Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation 50(4): 646-654. [paper]

Petrossian, G., Pires, S. F., & D. P. V. Uhm. 2016.  An Overview of Seized Illegal Wildlife Entering the United States (2003-2013). Global Crime 17(2): 181-201. [paper]

Pires, S. F., & Petrossian, G. 2016. Understanding Parrot Trafficking Between Illicit Markets in Bolivia: An Application of the CRAVED Model. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 40(1): 63-77. [paper]

Pires, S. F., Schneider, J. & M. Herrera. 2016. Organized Crime or Crime that is Organized? The Parrot Trade in the Neotropics.  Trends in Organized Crime 19(1): 4-20. [paper]

Pires, S. F., Schneider J., M. Herrera, & J. Tella. 2016. Spatial, temporal and age sources of variation in parrot poaching in Bolivia.  Bird Conservation International 26(3): 293-306. [paper]

Alvarado, A., DeStefano, D., Gallardo, E., Ivezic, A., Lu, Q.S., McCarthy, M., Petrossian, G.A., Viollaz, J. 2015. Financial crimes involved in wildlife trafficking. Washington, DC: State Department.

Alvarado, A., DeStefano, D., Guervil, M., Li, C., Nunez, F., Simmons, J.S., Petrossian, G.A., Viollaz, J. 2015. Responses to IUU fishing and wildlife trafficking: A review of the literature. Washington, DC: State Department.

Marteache, N., Viollaz, J., & Petrossian, G.A. 2015. Factors influencing the choice of a safe haven for offloading illegally caught fish: A comparative analysis of developed and developing economies. Crime Science 4(1): 1-13. [paper]

Moreto, W.D. 2015. Introducing Intelligence-Led Conservation: Bridging Crime and Conservation Science. Crime Science 4. DOI: 10.1186/s40163-015-0030-]9. [paper]

Moreto, W. D., & Lemieux, A. M. 2015. Poaching in Uganda: Perspectives of Law Enforcement Rangers. Deviant Behavior 36(11): 853-873. [paper]

Petrossian, G.A., Marteache, N., & Viollaz, J. 2015. Where do “undocumented” fish land? An empirical assessment of port characteristics for IUU fishing. European Journal on Criminal Policy & Research 21(3): 337-351. [paper]

Petrossian, G, Weis, J., & Pires, S.  2015. Factors Affecting Crab and Lobster Species Subject to IUU Fishing. Ocean and Coastal Management 106: 29-34. [paper]

Pires, S. F. 2015. A CRAVED Analysis of Multiple Illicit Parrot Markets in Peru and Bolivia.  European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 21(3): 321-336. [paper]

Pires, S. F. 2015. The Heterogeneity of Illicit Parrot Markets in the Neo-Tropics: An Analysis of 7 Neo-Tropical Cities. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 21(1): 151-166. [paper]

Clarke, R.V., Chetty, K., & Natarajan, M. 2014. Eyes on the Forest: CCTV and Ecotourism in Indian Tiger Reserves. In Lemieux, AM (ed.), Situational Prevention of Poaching. London: Routledge. [book link]

Kim, J.H., Clarke, R.V., & Miller, J. 2014. Poaching and Tiger Populations in Indian Reserves. In Lemieux, AM (ed.), Situational Prevention of Poaching. London: Routledge. [book link]

Moreto, W.D., Brunson, R.K. & Braga, A.A. 2014. ‘Such Misconduct Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda. British Journal of Criminology 55(2): 359-380. [paper]

Moreto, W.D., & Lemieux, A.M. 2014. Law Enforcement Monitoring in Uganda: The Utility of Official Data and Time-Based Ranger Efficiency Measures. In Lemieux, AM (ed.), Situational Prevention of Poaching. London: Routledge. [book link]

Moreto, W.D., & Lemieux, A.M. 2014. From CRAVED to CAPTURED: Introducing a Product-Based Framework to Examine Illegal Wildlife Markets. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 21(3):1-18. [paper]

Petrossian, G.A. 2014. Preventing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing: A Situational Approach. Biological Conservation 189: 39-48. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2014.09.005. [paper]

Petrossian, G.A. & Clarke, R.V. 2014. Explaining and Controlling Illegal Commercial Fishing: An Application of the CRAVED Theft Model. British Journal of Criminology 54(1): 73-90. [paper]

Clarke, R.V., & de By, R.A. 2013. Poaching, Habitat Loss and the Decline of Neotropical Parrots: A Comparative Spatial Analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology 9(3): 333-353. [paper]

Moreto, W.D., & Clarke, R.V. 2013. Script Analysis of the Transnational Illegal Market in Endangered Species: Dream and Reality. In Leclerc, B., & Wortley, R. (eds.), Cognition and Crime: Offender Decision-Making and Script Analyses. London: Routledge. [book link]

Pires, S. F. 2012.  Parrot Poaching in the Neo-Tropics: A Literature Review. Global Crime 13: 176-190. [paper]

Pires, S., & Clarke, R.V. 2012. Are Parrots CRAVED? An Analysis of Parrot Poaching in Mexico. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 49(1): 122-146. [paper]

Pires, S.F., & Moreto, W.D. 2012. Preventing Wildlife Crimes: Solutions That Can Overcome the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’. European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research 17: 101-123. [paper]

Pires, S.F., & Clarke, R.V. 2011. Sequential Foraging, Itinerant Fences and Parrot Poaching in Bolivia. British Journal of Criminology 51(2): 314-335. [paper]

Lemieux, A.M., & Clarke, R.V. 2009. The International Ban on Ivory Sales and its Effects on Elephant Poaching in Africa. British Journal of Criminology 49(1): 451-471. [paper]


Petrossian, G. 2019. Global Crime and Justice Series. ABC-CLIO, LLC, Praeger Imprint. [book link]

Moreto, WD & Pires, SF. 2018. Wildlife Crime: An Environmental Criminology and Crime Science Perspective. Carolina Academic Press. [book link]

Moreto, W.D. (ed.) 2018. Wildlife Crime: From Theory to Practice. Temple University Press.

Moreto, W.D., & Pires, S.F. 2018 Wildlife Crime: An Environmental Criminology and Crime Science Perspective. Carolina Academic Press.

Lemieux, A. M. 2014. Situational prevention of poaching. Routledge. [book link]

Special Issues

Moreto, W.D. 2016. Wildlife Crime. Trends in Organized Crime 19(1). Retrieved:

Pires, S.F. 2015. Wildlife Crime. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 21(3). Retrieved: