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Improving police powers in wildlife cases

When I began as wildlife crime officer in 1993 wildlife legislation, apart from police powers and sentences relating to salmon and deer poaching, was really poor. The main legislation, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 had been operational since 1982 … Continue reading

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Wildlife crime sentencing – comment

I have just finished reading the excellent paper on possible increases in penalties for wildlife crime. There are ten recommendations and I wrote my comments on the first two recommendations before reading the body of the report. I am pleased … Continue reading

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