Methods of Combating Offenses in the Field of Ecology

  • Rostyslav SHCHOKIN Private Joint-Stock Company Higher Educational Institution, Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Ukraine
  • Vasyl OLIINYK Kyiv Court of Appeal, Ukraine
  • Oleksandr AMELIN Prosecutor General’s Office, Ukraine
  • Yevhen BONDARENKO Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Educational and Scientific Institute of Law Prince Vladimir the Great, Ukraine
  • Vitaliy MAZIYCHUK Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Educational and Scientific Institute of Law Prince Vladimir the Great, Ukraine
  • Dmytro KYSLENKO Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Educational and Scientific Institute of Law Prince Vladimir the Great, Ukraine


Environmental crime is dangerous in terms of the scale of the implications and the impact area. The resonance and specifics of environmental crimes require a special approach to the prevention and investigation of these crimes. The aim of the article was to systematize measures to prevent (counteract to) environmental crimes. The aim involved the following methods: statistical analysis, correlation analysis, generalization and analogy, hypothetico-deductive model and system-structural approach. Fundamental measures to prevent (counteract to) environmental crimes are defined. The countries with the largest and smallest number of environmental crimes were identified, including China, India, Vietnam, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. The relationship between the number of environmental crimes for 2015 to 2019 and the environmental tax relative to GDP for the period, as well as the number of environmental crimes for 2015 to 2019 and environmental protection expenditures was determined. Measures aimed at the prevention (counteraction) of environmental crimes are systematized, which consist of three interrelated levels: national, international cooperation and cooperation with the public, public organizations. The prospect of further research is to determine the organizational aspects of criminal law counteraction to cross-border environmental crime.


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How to Cite
SHCHOKIN, Rostyslav et al. Methods of Combating Offenses in the Field of Ecology. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 5 - 15, mar. 2023. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024. doi: