Wildlife Crime Research Paper

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Wildlife crime is a particular group of crime. It does not fit "clean" into the different traditional groups, or labeling, often used to describe crimes. groups such as those against people or property crimes. wildlife crimes are sometimes thought about/believed to be victimless because an (able to be seen or picked out) hurt party or victim, at least in the form of a human being, is not present or filing a complaint. However, it has been argued that in the case of wildlife crime, like other victimless crime, (community of people/all good people in the world) is the true victim because these criminal acts lead to harm to, if not the complete destruction of, whole species of animals and plants, by that/in that way affecting hunters, nature (people …show more content…
A common, although very general, definition of wildlife crime states that it is any violation of a criminal law (clearly/for a single purpose) designed to protect wildlife. One of the most common wildlife crimes is illegally killing, which is generally defined as taking a wild useful thing/valuable supply out of season or through an illegal means. The laws usually cover animals (including (milk-producing animals), reptiles, birds, (frogs, toads, etc.), fish, and even insects), as well as certain plants . Although (boiling/killing/taking from somewhere else) often results in the death of an animal, it also includes illegal live trapping of animals that are later sold or traded for (money made/good thing received). illegally killing is not simply hunting out of season or with the wrong type of weapon; it can also be the killing or trapping of (in danger of disappearing forever), rare, or protected species. Wildlife crimes also include activities that affect wildlife more indirectly, such as pollution of (rivers, streams, etc.) that results in damage to fish or other wildlife, or the destruction of protected wildlife (homes/places where things …show more content…
Such laws allowed the rulers/rich and powerful people to preserve game animals and fish on their property by prohibiting others from hunting and fishing there without permission . While game wardens were selected/hired in some Americans in the 1700s, fishing and game hunting were not well controlled in the United States until the late 1800s, when state governments began to create F&W protection and (protecting something from harm) (services businesses/government units). Before the late 19th century, lawmakers in the United States did not make it a priority to place controls over hunting and fishing because wildlife useful things/valuable supplies were plenty across populated land. However, as the people increased and more land was developed or farmed, wildlife useful things/valuable supplies began to (lower in number/get worse). Also, conflict developed as people would often hunt or fish on property that was owned by other

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