Category: Evidence

DNA
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Introduction to Wildlife DNA Forensics

What is DNA? DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid. It is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms and is sometimes referred to…

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Identifying
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Identifying Commonly Trafficked Species and Specimens

Identifying Ivory Identifying whole or worked elephant tusks is often done morphologically due to its unique characteristics. Elephant ivory comes from the two modified upper…

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Species Identification
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Species Identification Methods

What is Species Identification Species Identification is important in law enforcement as law enforcers often come across illegally trafficked wildlilfe or their body parts. The…

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Court Evidence
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Presentation of Evidence in Court

Court Decorum All jurisdictions have procedures and rules on how one should conduct his/herself in court. However, you can adhere to the following general rules:…

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Canine Evidence
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Admissibility of Canine Evidence in Wildlife Crime Cases

Introduction Canine evidence is an important subject because law enforcement agencies are increasingly using working dogs in wildlife law enforcement.  Law enforcement agencies use dogs…

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Intelligence
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Converting Intelligence into Evidence

Points of Departure between Intelligence and Evidence Intelligence and evidence are very closely related.  They sometimes overlap. However, there are some points of departure between…

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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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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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