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Rules of Admissibility of Evidence

Introduction Rules of evidence have been created in criminal law to protect the accused person by ensuring that the evidence is dependable, credible and trustworthy…

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Types of Evidence

Introduction The Law of Evidence is a system of rules for the presentation of evidence in court during a trial. You can define evidence as…

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Challenges in Wildlife Crime Investigations

(a) Vast Terrain One key challenge is the vast terrain. The jurisdiction in protected areas is very wide and quick response to crime scenes is…

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Forensic Science and its Role in Wildlife Crime Investigations

What is Forensic Evidence? This is evidence obtained by use of scientific methods and relied upon in a court of law. Forensic evidence can be…

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Posted in Blog Crime Publications

Featured Publication, September 2019

ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILDLIFE, Horace O. Williams and Viktor T. Grante (Nova Science, 2009) Global trade in illegal wildlife is a growing illicit economy.  It…

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Managing Physical Evidence

Preservation and Handling of Physical Evidence The preservation and handling of physical evidence will depend on: The state of the evidence e.g. liquid, solid, latent,…

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Collection of Evidence in a Wildlife Crime Scene

Observation Before collecting evidence in a wildlife crime scene, use observation techniques from a vantage point to make decisions on how you will process the…

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Processing a Crime Scene

First Action Processing a crime scene is a scientific process which requires a professional approach. Investigating a wildlife crime scene is needs to be done…

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Introduction to Wildlife Crime Scene Investigation

A scene of crime is a spot, area or surrounding where an act which resulted into a crime took place. A crime scene is visited with a view to investigating a criminal act. The key principle of crime scene management is Locard’s Exchange Principle which states that every contact leaves a trace.

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Wildlife Crime Investigation Techniques

Wildlife forensic science contributes to solving crimes through investigative activities.  These include determining the cause of wildlife death, identifying suspects, finding missing wildlife parts and profiling wildlife. Forensic scientists can identify suspects by analysing evidence found at the scene of a crime such as blood and fingerprints.  Forensic science is also key in exonerating the innocent.  

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