Shankar Prakash is a practising social and behavioural science researcher specialising in climate change, green and rural criminology. His research so far aims to understand public policy, criminal justice and community-based response to environmental violations and climate change. He has received training on responses to environmental crime at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Rome, Italy. He was the UN Volunteer for the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Kyoto, Japan. Shankar Prakash holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion, Philosophy and Sociology and a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration. He recently submitted his doctoral research on wildlife crime prevention to the University of Madras.