Emiline Smith

Lecturer, University of Glasgow Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow, specializing in the trafficking of cultural and natural resources

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Dr Emiline Smith is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, at the University of Glasgow. She is a Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. Emiline is also a member of the Trafficking Culture Research Consortium, a group of researchers that works to produce evidence-based information about the global illicit trade in cultural objects, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Emiline's research concerns the trafficking of ‘special’ commodities, such as antiquities and wildlife. Her research primarily focuses on Asia. She explores how and why participants take part in illicit transnational trades, and how urban settings, especially so-called ‘global cities’ and freeports, facilitate such trade. She is further interested in plastic waste disposal and its impact on marine environments. 

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Illicit Economies in Asia: Changes, effects and futures

02 December 2021, 10:00 AM
Cassandra Cross Amanda Whitfort Katie Lowe Li-Fung Cho Karen Laidler Emiline Smith

The victims of ‘victimless’ crimes: consequences of trafficking in special commodities

18 October 2023, 05:30 PM
Emiline Smith Kate Melody Burmon Angus Nurse Michelle Fabiani