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NCJ Number: 78550 Find in a Library
Title: Wildlife Law Enforcement, Third Edition
Author(s): W F Sigler
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 421
Sponsoring Agency: William C Brown Co
Dubuque, IA 52001
Sale Source: William C Brown Co
2460 Kerper Boulevard
Dubuque, IA 52001
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Fundamentals and general principles of wildlife law enforcement are presented as an integral part of game animal and nongame animal management in this text addressed to students, professional wildlife law enforcement personnel, sportsmen, and lay persons.
Abstract: In addition to topics considered in the second edition, this third edition addresses changes in State and Federal laws with respect to the rights of the individual, the collection of evidence, and the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, as well as a new section on search by consent. A discussion of the role of wildlife law enforcement includes an outline of the history of wildlife law enforcement and a review of highlights of wildlife management, followed by a discussion of the role of law enforcement in management. Also considered are European wildlife administration, State jurisdiction over wildlife, Federal jurisdiction over wildlife, and the rights of private citizens under wildlife law. A discussion of the search of motor vehicles addresses techniques and legal parameters. Sections on other law enforcement techniques cover the selection and use of sidearms; arrest tactics, with particular attention to arresting the dangerous criminal; and the officer's preparation for and performance in court. The chapter on the wildlife law enforcement officer includes descriptions of responsibilities, professional qualifications, and professional duties. The violation of wildlife law, Indian hunting and fishing rights, and the future of wildlife and wildlife management are also examined. References, notes, recommended reading, and multiple choice questions on the material accompany each chapter. Appended are definitions and legal terms; case studies, hypothetical problems, and discussion questions; answers to case studies and multiple choice questions; a syllabus on wildlife law enforcement; and an index of cases.
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Crime in recreational areas; Environmental laws; Evidence; Law enforcement; Police responsibilities; Police use of deadly force; Wildlife law enforcement
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