17. The Future of Wildlife Forensic Science

  1. Jane E. Huffman3 and
  2. John R. Wallace4
  1. Edgard O. Espinoza1,
  2. Jesica L. Espinoza2,
  3. Pepper W. Trail1 and
  4. Barry W. Baker1

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch17

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

How to Cite

Espinoza, E. O., Espinoza, J. L., Trail, P. W. and Baker, B. W. (2011) The Future of Wildlife Forensic Science, in Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications (eds J. E. Huffman and J. R. Wallace), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, 1490 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520-1310, USA

  2. 2

    Office of Law Enforcement, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, 16507 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, OR 97140-9292, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470662588

Online ISBN: 9781119953142

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Keywords:

  • wildlife forensic science future;
  • wildlife forensic need;
  • wildlife crime cases;
  • U.S. criminal investigations;
  • isotopic techniques;
  • geolocation, DNA-based;
  • hybrid identification;
  • biological taxonomy;
  • subspecies identification difficulties;
  • SWFS, and proficiency tests

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Technical Challenges

  • Enhancing Wildlife Protection by Integrating Forensic Science and the Law

  • The U.S. Endangered Species Act and the Limits of Science

  • The Future of Forensic Scientists and the Laboratories in which They Work

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References