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Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Consultant
Justin Gosling is an independent law enforcement and criminal justice specialist drawing upon over 25 years of relevant experience.
As a British police detective, Justin investigated serious and serial crimes, developing complex cases from intelligence to prosecution, frequently using covert intelligence-led techniques. During his service he served on a number of specialist units and was twice awarded Chief Constable’s Commendations.
For over a decade, Justin has worked as an investigator, researcher, trainer, and project manager, delivering projects for leading non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, including several United Nations agencies and the CITES Secretariat, focusing on illicit trafficking of wildlife and people. From 2010 to 2012 he served as a Criminal Intelligence Officer on INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Directorate covering Asia and the Pacific, coordinating global wildlife crime operations and assisting countries to exchange criminal intelligence. He has directly supported law enforcement agencies and government departments across Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.
With an interest in developing international policy and practical responses to organised crime, Justin has conducted national capacity assessments, developed national counter- wildlife crime action plans, and written and contributed to many key publications including Transnational Crime Threat Assessments, the ICCWC Wildlife and Forest Crime Toolkit, and Indicators of Effective Enforcement. He is a member of the UK Defra Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Advisory Group. He holds a master’s degree in International Criminal Justice, focusing on the effectiveness of anti-poaching strategies to combat the trafficking of elephant ivory.
- The Recording of Wildlife Crime in England and Wales, Wildlife and Countryside Link, 2017
- Most wildlife crimes in England and Wales are recorded as ‘miscellaneous’ offences and they are therefore invisible crimes in police records. Enforcement officers are working hard to tackle this area of crime, but they are hindered by the lack of a proper recording and reporting process.
- Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit, United Nations May 2012
- The Toolkit developed by ICCWC will provide Government officials, customs, police and other relevant enforcement agencies with a framework to analyze, prevent, detect and combat wildlife and forest offences.
- The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment, United Nations Publications 2010
- In ‘The globalization of crime: a transnational organized crime threat assessment’, UNODC analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. The report also examines a number of cases where transnational organized crime and instability amplify each other to create vicious circles in which countries or even subregions may become locked. Thus, the report offers a striking view of the global dimensions of organized crime today.
- Environmental Crime – A Threat To Our Future, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK October 2008
- In ‘Environmental Crime – a Threat to Our Future’, EIA calls on governments, police forces, customs and United Nations agencies to recognise environmental-crime as a serious time-critical problem, and work together to mount a ‘substantial, committed and sustained global response’.