Oct. 30, 2019
Professor and alumna co-author paper for JELP
Professor Shaun Fluker, alumna Fiona Balaton and Mount Royal University professor Janice Paskey examine the use of creative sentencing orders which direct an offender to fund projects that facilitate objectives such as environmental research, education or remediation.
"Funding Environmental Projects with Regulatory Prosecutions: Transparency and Accountability in Creative Environmental Sentencing" posits that the selection process for determining which projects are funded is shrouded in secrecy and is almost entirely a matter of discretion, which raises concerns that project recipients are chosen for reasons other than the environmental merit of their proposal.
The article is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Law & Practice.