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FloraGuard: tackling the online illegal trade in endangered plants through a cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology

FloraGuard: tackling the online illegal trade in endangered plants through a cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology
FloraGuard: tackling the online illegal trade in endangered plants through a cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology
This article presents a part of the ongoing ESRC-funded project “FloraGuard: Tackling the illegal trade in endangered plants” that relies on cross-disciplinary approaches to analyse online marketplaces for the illegal trade in endangered plants, and explores strategies to develop digital resources to assist law enforcement in countering and disrupting this criminal market. This contribution focuses on how the project brought together computer science, criminology, conservation science and law enforcement expertise to create a tool for the automatic gathering of relevant online information to be used for research, intelligence and investigative purposes. The article also discusses the ethical standards applied and proposes the concept of “AI review” to provide a socio-technical solution that builds trustworthiness in the AI approaches used for this type of cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology.
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Lavorgna, Anita
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Middleton, Stuart
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Pickering, Brian
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Neumann, Geoffrey
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Lavorgna, Anita
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Middleton, Stuart
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Pickering, Brian
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Lavorgna, Anita, Middleton, Stuart, Pickering, Brian and Neumann, Geoffrey (2020) FloraGuard: tackling the online illegal trade in endangered plants through a cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 1-23. (doi:10.1177/1043986220910297).

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This article presents a part of the ongoing ESRC-funded project “FloraGuard: Tackling the illegal trade in endangered plants” that relies on cross-disciplinary approaches to analyse online marketplaces for the illegal trade in endangered plants, and explores strategies to develop digital resources to assist law enforcement in countering and disrupting this criminal market. This contribution focuses on how the project brought together computer science, criminology, conservation science and law enforcement expertise to create a tool for the automatic gathering of relevant online information to be used for research, intelligence and investigative purposes. The article also discusses the ethical standards applied and proposes the concept of “AI review” to provide a socio-technical solution that builds trustworthiness in the AI approaches used for this type of cross-disciplinary ICT-enabled methodology.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 March 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 437583
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437583
PURE UUID: b8de669a-9487-42bc-8c13-f5fd7e17c9b7
ORCID for Anita Lavorgna: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8484-1613
ORCID for Stuart Middleton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8305-8176
ORCID for Brian Pickering: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6815-2938

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Date deposited: 06 Feb 2020 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:16

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Author: Anita Lavorgna ORCID iD
Author: Brian Pickering ORCID iD
Author: Geoffrey Neumann

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