The Context: Wildlife and Wildlife Crime in South Africa from a Green Criminology Perspective

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


This chapter is concerned with the theoretical frame of green criminology and the context of the research. It provides an outline and brief overview of wildlife and wildlife crime from a South African perspective, revising context-specific characteristics and challenges. It further discusses law enforcement on wildlife crime with regard to the continental and national context of this study. The chapter ends with a short summary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
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  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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