Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications
Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications provides an accessible and practical approach to the key areas involved in this developing subject. The book contains case studies throughout the text that take the reader from the field, to the lab analysis to the court room, giving a complete insight into the path of forensic evidence and demonstrating how current techniques can be applied to wildlife forensics.
The book contains approaches that wildlife forensic investigators and laboratory technicians can employ in investigations and provides the direction and practical advice required by legal and police professionals seeking to gain the evidence needed to prosecute wildlife crimes.
The book will bring together in one text various aspects of wildlife forensics, including statistics, toxicology, pathology, entomology, morphological identification, and DNA analysis.
This book will be an invaluable reference and will provide investigators, laboratory technicians and students in forensic Science/conservation biology classes with practical guidance and best methods for criminal investigations applied to wildlife crime.
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List of Contributors xvii
Society for Wildlife Forensic Science 15
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The Application of Forensic Science to Wildlife Evidence 35
Defining a Crime Scene and Physical Evidence Collection 51
Forensic Evidence Collection and Cultural Motives
Forensic Entomology and Wildlife 81
Identification of Reptile Skin Products Using
Best Practices in Wildlife Forensic DNA 201
Statistics for Wildlife Forensic DNA 237
Forensic DNA Analysis of Wildlife Evidence 253
DNA Applications and Implementation 271
Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Forensics of Birds 293
Utilization of Mitochondrial
The Future of Wildlife Forensic Science 343