Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations

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Jason H. Byrd
CRC Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Law - 440 pages
Insects and other arthropods found at a death scene can provide corroborating evidence regarding both the time and place of death as well as possible antimortem and postmortem treatment of the victim. Nevertheless, most forensic investigators are not specially trained in entomology, and until now, no entomology reference has fully explored these subjects. Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations usurps this void, instructing even individuals without a background in entomology on what to search for when recovering entomological evidence at a crime scene.

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Page 12 - ... protocols so as to eliminate the discordance that has pervaded court appearances from the few professional forensic entomologists practicing today. References Aldrich, JM, 1916. Sarcophaga and Allies in North America. Thomas Say Foundation, LaFayette, IN. Bergeret, M., 1855. Infanticide, momification du cadavre. Decouverte du cadavre d'un enfant nouveau-ne dans une dheminee ou il setait momifie. determination de 1'epoque de la naissance par la presence de nymphes et de larves d'Insectes dans...
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