Combating Wildlife Crime in South Africa

Using Gelatine Lifters for Forensic Trace Recovery

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Claude-Hélène Mayer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Claude-Hélène Mayer
    Pages 25-30
  4. Claude-Hélène Mayer
    Pages 31-39
  5. Claude-Hélène Mayer
    Pages 41-54
  6. Claude-Hélène Mayer
    Pages 55-68
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 69-71

About this book


This brief explores wildlife crime and its international and culture-specific combat in South Africa from a green psychology perspective, focusing on a specific method of forensic trace recovery by analysing and evaluating the use of gelatine lifters.
It provides theoretical and applied insight into visualising and sequential processing of finger-, shoe- and footprints, and environmental traces. It allows the reader in-depth insight into effective methods of international wildlife crime combat, based on the South African perspective. This brief gives theoretical and applied recommendations for international, regional and local actors for successful cooperation on wildlife protection.

As global and local programs, actions and law enforcement strategies to combat wildlife crime are gaining strength, forensic trace evidence is a useful method for investigative and preventive success. This brief will be useful for students and researchers in forensic science, wildlife crime, green criminology, as well as for law enforcement and international actors combating wildlife crime practically on both international and local levels.


wildlife crime forensic trace recovery gelatin lifters green criminology Crime in South Africa Wildlife Trafficking Poaching Illegal Hunting Crime Prevention and Control

Authors and affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Psychology and People ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05890-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05891-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8533
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8541
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