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Table 2 Crime scripts for hunting live jaguars

From: The production of jaguar paste in Suriname: a product-based crime script

Stages Steps—opportunistic or retaliatory hunt (year-round) Steps—organized hunt (only in dry season)
Preparation Organize hunting party following wildlife attack on humans/livestock/dogs
Organize hunting party to go hunting for species other than jaguar, such as deer
Obtain weapon and ammunition (privately)
Obtain weapon and ammunition (as part of security role at a logging/mining concession)
Organize hunting party after order placed by buyer
Obtain weapon and ammunition
Obtain animal to be used as bait
Entry Enter forest Enter forest
Pre-condition Follow signs of jaguar, or other prey, such as footprints, droppings, and urine scent Travel to hunting ground
Pre-condition Forage in hunting ground unnoticed Tether bait animal
Build hide to shoot from
Instrumental precondition Find jaguar
Randomly encounter jaguar causing fear
Jaguar attacks bait animal
Instrumental initiation Prepare weapon and take aim Prepare weapon and take aim
Instrumental actualization Shoot jaguar Shoot jaguar
Instrumental actualization Shoot jaguar again if needed Shoot jaguar again if needed
Doing Let jaguar bleed to death Let jaguar bleed to death
Post-condition Build mechanism for transporting jaguar if needed; or carry over shoulders Build mechanism for transporting jaguar if needed; or carry over shoulders
Exit Walk out of forest (back to community or camp); may follow roads or use canoe to reach forest edge Walk out of forest (back to community or camp); may follow roads or use canoe to reach forest edge
Aftermath Identify broker or roving buyer Call buyer