The Study of Environmental Criminology

This website is devoted to the studies of environmental and wildlife criminology. Environmental criminology encompasses the research of criminology and victimization and how it relates to the welfare of the ecosystem of natural habitats.

Environmental factors that can lead to and influence criminal behavior include location lighting conditions, and the condition of the land, vegetation, and dwellings surrounding the inhabited area(s). Forensic data includes time and proximity of the crime, as well as crime mapping.

 Connecting the Dots

There is a common belief among criminologists that suggest behavioral patterns such as the apparent state of building, homes, and business correlate to a higher probability that a crime has occurred. This theory is referred to as the “Broken Windows Theory”.


Environmental criminology is an exciting and rewarding field with room for career growth. As new technologies emerge, the chance to identify and capture criminal activities has increased while increasing the demand for well-skilled and motivated individuals to assimilate data.