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Current status of the proceeds of environmental crime (YMRIHY)

The project ‘Current status of the proceeds of environmental crime’ (YMRIHY) provides a snapshot of the financial benefits sought and obtained through environmental crime. The project also assesses how effectively the criminal proceeds of environmental crime can be collected by the state, and how much of the proceeds could be returned to the prevention of environmental crime. The project also produced training material for use in training related to environmental crime, both by the police as well as more extensively by various stakeholders.

The key point of the project ‘Current status of the proceeds of environmental crime’ (YMRIHY) is assessing the amount of financial benefit sought through environmental crime based on both the cases reported to the police as well as offences tried in court. All court decisions concerning environmental crime issued from 2013 to 2018 will be analysed in the project. In addition, empirical material will be collected on issues such as the challenges that occur during a pre-trial investigation related to investigating and calculating criminal proceeds.

Duration: March 2019 – October 2020

Project partner: University of Eastern Finland (project coordinator)

Funding: Prime Minister’s Office: the survey and research appropriations for supporting the Government’s decision-making process. The total budget is approximately EUR 100,000, of which the Police University College’s share is approximately EUR 50,000.

Contact persons at the Police University College: Project Manager Terhi Kankaanranta. Email addresses: [email protected]