Judicial Discretion and Optimal Environmental Enforcement
CEDON, KU Leuven, BE
Sandra Rousseau is an associate professor at the Research Center for Economics and Corporate Sustainability (CEDON) of the KULeuven. Her research is centered around three themes: Environmental Economics, Law and Economics and Research Evaluation.
This article discusses why and how economic sanctions can be used when dealing with environmental crimes. Identifying effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties for those who commit environmental harm is a challenging task. This opinion piece will therefore list several crucial aspects of the multidimensional problem that is environmental crime.