• Claude-Hélène Mayer
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This chapter serves as an introduction to the study on combating wildlife crime in South Africa within the context of green criminology. A case study investigation into the use of gelatine lifters for forensic trace recovery is presented. It provides first insights into the topic through an introduction to the field of study. The book further guides the reader through the theoretical approaches of green criminology and wildlife crime (combat), the research methodology, problem statement, purpose, aims and contributions. Finally, an overview of the structure of this study is given and the chapter closes with a summary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Psychology and People ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Institute for Criminal Justice StudiesUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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