The use of forensics in cases of animal abuse

The use of forensics in cases of animal abuse

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Summary

In past years, fighting animal abuse has received more attention. As of 2011, more means have been made available in combatting animal abuse: police officers specializing in animals have been introduced, a special contact point for reporting animal abuse was established and relevant legislation was updated. The coalition agreement of 2017-2021 states that research will be done into the question whether the capacity for forensic pathology regarding animals at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) needs to be expanded upon. The question central to this project is: what can be said about the request for and execution, including quality, of forensic investigation in cases of animal abuse and the role of forensic evidence in the legal prosecution process?

Publication data

Author(s):
Huberts, S., Kluft, S., Veen, S. van der, Wilms, P.
Organization(s):
APE onderzoek & advies, WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
APE onderzoek & advies
Year of publication:
2019

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