On August 12, 2022, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – Viet nam Program in cooperation with the Department of International Cooperation and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Department 13), Viet Nam Supreme People’s Procuracy and the University of Portsmouth, UK organized a seminar “Using financial investigation measures to combat economic crimes and wildlife crimes''. The seminar is implemented within the framework of the project "Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Viet Nam'' funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), United States Department of State.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Dung - Deputy General Prosecutor of the Supreme People's Procuracy, Ms. Hoang Bich Thuy - Director of WCS Vietnam, Dr. Nick Pamment - Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, Dr. Paul Gilmour - Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Policing, University of Portsmouth, who is former UK’s Detective Constable and 40 prosecutors from the Supreme People's Procuracy, People's Procuracy of Ha Noi, Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc, and Hanoi Protectorate University attended the seminar.
Dr. Nick Pamment - Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, Ha Noi, August 2022
Dr. Nick Pamment presented the main wildlife crime priorities within the United Kingdom, before highlighting why criminologists should focus on this area of criminality. It then discusses the main challenges in addressing wildlife crime, including criminal justice focus, legal framework and enforcement response.
Dr. Paul Gilmour - Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Policing, University of Portsmouth, Ha Noi, August 2022
Dr. Paul Gilmour shared the concepts, methods and challenges to policing economic crime and summarizes policing response to economic crime must adapt to the emerging nature and method of economic crime and transnational organized crime. Especially the application of financial investigation measures to handle the economic crimes and wildlife crime.