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A Systems Thinking Perspective on the Motivations and Mechanisms That Drive Wildlife Poaching

  • Joanna F. Hill
Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Abstract

Poaching1 is a type of wildlife crime that is becoming increasingly problematic in many countries (Harrison, 2011). It has been linked to the spread of disease between non-human animals and people (Swift et al., 2007), threatens endangered species with extinction (Bouché et al., 2010), and has been connected to other forms of crime, such as weapons and drugs smuggling (Ayling, 2013; South and Wyatt, 2011). Consequently there has been a growing desire to understand the mechanisms that drive poaching in order to develop effective solutions (see von Essen et al., 2014).

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System Thinking Environmental Crime Critical Criminology Wildlife Crime Green Criminology 
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