Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2016)
Forensic approaches in the solution of wildlife crime
Author(s): Dr. Sudhir Yadav, Dr. Dixit AK
Abstract: Wildlife crime is an important part of the law enforcement and it involves the illegal trade in animals, plants and their derivatives and has observable effects with the dramatic decline in many species of flora and fauna. The forensic methods those are pertinent to the enforcement of wildlife legislation include: veterinary pathology, where persons skilled in this discipline perform a similar role as their human counterparts and determine cause and time of death; crime scene examination, to record and collect such as latent fingerprints and DNA, both of the animal and human. The two principal issues that are addressed and these transmit to the phrasing of the various types of legislations in Wildlife crime. The Ist being the ability to identify a particular species and 2nd is the ability to determine whether the biological material can be assigned with confidence to a particular individual member of that species. The present article mainly focuses on the wild life crime and detail description of forensic science approaches i.e. various tools and techniques those may be used as safeguard for its solution.