Retrospective Study Of Expert Examination Performed By The Brazilian Federal Police In Investigations Of Wildlife Crimes, 2013-2014.
Keywords:Forensic science, Legal veterinary medicine, Wildlife, Crime, Mistreatment
AbstractOne of the main demands for veterinary medical experts is the forensic investigation of crimes against wildlife. In Brazil, most of these crimes are related to the trafficking of wild animals, whose conducts involve the capture, transport and illegal trade of specimens. All these activities also involve various forms of animal mistreatment. This article aims to present the main types of expert examinations used in investigations of wildlife crimes through a retrospective study of records kept by the Criminalistic System of the Brazilian Federal Police in the years 2013 and 2014. The increase in the number of examinations performed in 2014, compared to the year 2013 (86.15%), was mainly focused on identification, mistreatment and investigation of bird ring forgery, reaffirming the importance of these tests in the casuistry of the Federal Police.
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Sérvio Túlio Jacinto Reis, Licia Maria Said De Lavor, Luciana Vargas Sant’Ana, Tália Missen Tremori, Víctor Antonio Toledo Gonzalez, & Paula Brügger. (2016). Retrospective Study Of Expert Examination Performed By The Brazilian Federal Police In Investigations Of Wildlife Crimes, 2013-2014. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 5(2), 198–214. https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs5(2)y2016198