Investigating Factors Affecting the Prevention of Environmental Crimes in Herat City

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. at the Criminal Law and Criminology Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 MA in Criminal Law and criminology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Mashhad. Iran


Considering the increasing growth of environmental crimes, it is significant to identify the effective factors in preventing crimes in this area. Based on this, the aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the prevention of environmental crimes in Herat city, Afghanistan. The statistical population of this research comprises the students of the Faculty of Agriculture of the State University of Herat city, from which 277 people were selected as the final volume based on random sampling using Cochran's formula. The tool for collecting information is a researcher-made questionnaire with emphasis on five political, economic, cultural, social, and legal variables, whose formal, content, and structural validity and reliability were confirmed. To investigate the relationship between the variables and their effect on preservation of the environment of Herat city, the one sample t-test was used, and Friedman's test was carried out to rank the variables. The findings of the one sample t- test showed that among the political, economic, cultural, social, and legal variables, only political, legal, and cultural factors have a direct and meaningful relationship with the prevention of environmental crimes. However, the findings of Friedman's test proved that among the five variables, the cultural factor ranks first and the economic variable ranks last.


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