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Featured Publication, October 2019

KILLING FOR PROFIT: EXPOSING THE ILLEGAL RHINO HORN TRADE, Julian Rademeyer (Zebra Press, 2012) Rhino horn is worth more than cocaine, heroin or even gold…

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Posted in Blog Evidence Law Prosecution

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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Posted in Blog Evidence Prosecution

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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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

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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Posted in Blog Evidence Law Enforcement

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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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

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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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

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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Featured Publication, August 2019

The Extinction Market explores the causes, means, and consequences of poaching and wildlife trafficking, with a view to finding ways of suppressing them.

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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

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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