Tarja Koskela

Expert Tarja Koskela

Researcher (Department of Law)

Doctor of Laws, University of Eastern Finland, Department of Law

She is a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Eastern Finland. In her doctoral thesis (2017), she study optimal protection of animals in the criminal procedure and the public administration. The research is primarily focused on whether the purpose of the Finnish Animal Welfare Act and the objectives prescribed in the Act are achievable in the criminal procedure. In the research, she goes through the animal welfare process that begins with a suspicion of an animal welfare offence and ends with the judgement for an animal welfare offence and a control of potential ban on the keeping of animals imposed as a part of the sentence.



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