Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications (Developments in Forensic Science)

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Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications provides an accessibleand practical approach to the key areas involved in this developingsubject. The book contains case studies throughout the text thattake the reader from the field, to the lab analysis to the courtroom, giving a complete insight into the path of forensic evidenceand demonstrating how current techniques can be applied to wildlifeforensics.

The book contains approaches that wildlife forensicinvestigators and laboratory technicians can employ ininvestigations and provides the direction and practical advicerequired by legal and police professionals seeking to gain theevidence needed to prosecute wildlife crimes.

The book will bring together in one text various aspects ofwildlife forensics, including statistics, toxicology, pathology,entomology, morphological identification, and DNA analysis.

This book will be an invaluable reference and will provideinvestigators, laboratory technicians and students in forensicScience/conservation biology classes with practical guidance andbest methods for criminal investigations applied to wildlifecrime.

  • Includes practical techniques that wildlife forensicinvestigators and laboratory technicians can employ ininvestigations.
  • Includes case studies to illustrate various key methodsand applications.
  • Brings together diverse areas of forensic science anddemonstrates their application specifically to the field ofwildlife crime.
  • Contains methodology boxes to lead readers through theprocesses of individual techniques.
  • Takes an applied approach to the subject to appeal toboth students of the subject and practitioners in the field.
  • Includes a broad introduction to what is meant by 'wildlifecrime', how to approach a crime scene and collect evidence andincludes chapters dedicated to the key techniques utilized inwildlife investigations.
  • Includes chapters on wildlife forensic pathology;zooanthropological techniques; biological trace evidence analysis;the importance of bitemark evidence; plant and wildlife forensics;best practices and law enforcement.

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Dr. Jane Huffman, Ph.D. is the director of the NortheastWildlife DNA Laboratory at East Stroudsburg University, where herwork focuses on the application of genetic methods to wildlife lawenforcement and conservation management. She runs wildlife DNAforensic training courses for conservation officers from New Jerseyand Pennsylvania. She, along with her students, has undertaken awide range of applied research projects including the developmentof DNA profiling systems for game species in PA and NJ andmicroscopic hair characterization. The laboratory provides speciesidentification tests for illegally sold wild meat. She providesforensic analysis and expert witness testimony in PA wildlife crimeprosecutions.
Dr. Huffman is also the graduate student coordinator for theDepartment of Biological Sciences at East Stroudsburg University.

Dr. John R. Wallace, Ph.D., D-ABFE, F-AAFS, is one of 15board-certified forensic entomologists and a diplomate of theAmerican Board of Forensic Entomology. Dr. Wallace is a Professorof Biology and focuses on teaching courses in Entomology, AquaticBiology, Aquatic Entomology, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Science,and Ecology and Evolution. His research interests cover topics suchas mosquito and disease ecology as well as mosquito and blackflysurveillance, and the role of aquatic organisms such as insects,algae and crayfish on decomposition within forensic science.
As a forensic entomologist, Dr. Wallace has participated incriminal investigations all over the country since 1995. He hastaught forensic entomology courses at the University level andworkshops at various universities to law enforcement throughout theUnited States, published more than 45 articles or book chapters inNational/International journals. He is a Fellow of the AmericanAcademy of Forensic Science and an active member since 2002. Dr.Wallace is a co-founder and past President of the North AmericanForensic Entomology Association (NAFEA) in 2005 as well as theeditor-elect for the NAFEA newsletter.

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“This book is written in an easy to comprehend style andthe concise chapters are full of information. Few books arespecific to veterinary forensics and I would recommend this one forthe library of anyone involved in this field.” (Doody’s, 24 August 2012)

 

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