Large predator management versus the intrinsic value of animals
About the project
A PhD student in Criminology at the University of Oslo will conduct a discourse analysis of verdicts concerning the legal and illegal killing of protected predators. S/he will explore if and how arguments in the verdicts regarding large predator conservation relate to issues of species justice and animal welfare.
The PhD student will conduct 15–20 qualitative interviews with police (Økokrim) and 5-10 judges about their interpretation of legislation connected to the Bern Convention, to broaden our insight into the legal enforcement of the conventions.