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Daan van Uhm

Postdoc Researcher, Utrecht University

Dr. Daan van Uhm is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology. He conducted research on various forms of environmental crime, such as transnational wildlife trafficking, deforestation and timber trade in Southeast Asia, illegal mining in Latin America and the illegal trade in dogs in Europe.

Daan van Uhm obtained his PhD in Criminology at Utrecht University in 2016 (The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Inside the World of Poachers, Smugglers and Traders, Springer). In 2018 he received the prestigious Veni grant of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his research project: ‘The Diversification of Organized Crime into the Illegal Trade in Natural Resources’.

Van Uhm primarily focuses on research in the context of green crimes and harms.

  • Van Uhm, D.P. (2016) The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Inside the World of Poachers, Smugglers and Traders (Studies of Organized Crime). New York: Springer.
  • Van Uhm, D.P. & Siegel, D. (2016) The illegal trade in black caviar. Trends in Organized Crime, 19(1): 67-87.
  • Spapens, T., White, R., Van Uhm, D.P. and Huisman, W. (2018) Green Crimes and Dirty Money. London: Routledge.
  • Van Uhm, D.P. & Moreto, W.D. (2018) Corruption within the Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Symbiotic and Antithetical Enterprise. The British Journal of Criminology, 58(4): 864–885.
  • Van Uhm, D.P. & Nijman, C.C. (2020) The convergence of environmental crime with other serious crimes: Subtypes within the environmental crime continuum. European Journal of Criminology.
  • Zabyelina, Y. & Van Uhm, D.P. (2020) Illegal Mining: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Ecocide in a Resource-Scarce World. London: Palgrave.

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