This course will familiarize students with the criminal enforcement aspects of environmental law and provide a thorough background to prepare them to work in environmental enforcement on behalf of government agencies or to assist corporate and business clients in compliance with applicable statutes. Topics to be covered include historical background to the criminal enforcement system; interplay of the civil and criminal enforcement systems; statutory provisions criminalizing environmental violations; special issues of corporate liability; creation of environmental compliance plans; litigation of an environmental crimes case; sentencing of environmental crimes; and international environmental crime. The final course grade will be based primarily on a research paper. In addition, a short oral presentation on the paper topic will be required from each student. This course requires a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X - Writing Requirement and Directed Research, p. 81. Prerequisite: Environmental Law or permission of the instructor. A previous course in Criminal Procedure is recommended.