Emiline Smith Michelle Fabiani Kate Melody Burmon Angus Nurse

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

A Talk by Michelle Fabiani , Emiline Smith , Kate Melody Burmon and Angus Nurse

About this Talk

The trafficking of special commodities such as cultural and natural heritage has long been conceptualized as a less serious, ‘victimless crime’. This notion has directly undermined law, policy, and practice aimed at countering these types of trafficking, even when they are linked to traditional forms of organized crime. This roundtable will address the harms and criminogenic consequences of blue, green and culture crime. It will explore the continuous ways in which victims of these activities are marginalized, exploited, oppressed and ignored, including by ongoing criminological research. 

18 October 2023, 05:30 PM

05:30 PM - 06:45 PM

About The Speakers

Michelle Fabiani

Michelle Fabiani

University of New Haven, Connecticut USA


Emiline Smith

Emiline Smith

Lecturer, University of Glasgow

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


Kate Melody Burmon

Kate Melody Burmon

independent researcher, New Hampshire USA


Angus Nurse

Angus Nurse