forensic entomology


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forensic entomology

[fə¦ren·sik ‚en·tə′mä·lə·jē]
(forensic science)
The application of insect evidence to criminal investigations and civil cases.
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One such study that focused on bangaw is "Forensic Entomology in the Philippines: Establishing Baseline Data on the Forensically Important Blow Fly Species Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794)" by researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
DUBAI: The General Department of Forensics at Dubai Police has introduced a specialised forensic entomology database to provide the force's investigators with solid scientific evidence whenever required.
The plan to create the database comes a year after the Dubai Police started using forensic entomology to support investigators in solving crimes.
Forensic entomology is the use of insects and their arthropod relatives as silent witnesses to aid legal investigations by interpreting information concerning a death [11].
In: Forensic entomology: The utility of arthropods in legal investigations (eds.
Silphids were sampled from the FERC (Forensic Entomology Research Center) at Purdue University from June to December 2014.
Scope and applications of forensic entomology. Annual Review of Entomology, 30: 137-154.
McDermid, a Scottish crime fiction writer and former newspaper crime reporter, turns out to be a remarkably intelligent and witty guide for a tour of such gruesome subjects as blood spatter, DNA analysis, toxicology exams and forensic entomology, a discipline that McDermid writes, mordantly, is "based on one grisly fact: a corpse makes a good lunch."
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