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Title Forensic entomology : the utility of arthropods in legal investigations / edited by Jason H. Byrd, James L. Castner
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 418 pages, [48] pages of color plates) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Perceptions and status of forensic entomology / Robert D. Hall -- General entomology and arthropod biology / James L. Castner -- Insects of forensic importance / Jason H. Byrd, James L. Castner -- Collection of entomological evidence during death investigations / Neal H. Haskell, Wayne D. Lord, Jason H. Byrd -- Laboratory rearing of forensic insects / Jason H. Byrd -- Insect succession on carrion and its relationship to determining time of death / Gail S. Anderson -- Role of aquatic insects in forensic investigations / Richard W. Merritt, John R. Wallace -- Recovering buried bodies and surface scatter : the associated anthropological, botanical, and entomological evidence / Alison Galloway, Heather Walsh-Haney, Jason H. Byrd -- Estimating the postmortem interval / Jeffrey D. Wells, Lynn R. LaMotte -- Insect development and forensic entomology / Leon G. Higley, Neal H. Haskell -- Computer modeling of insect growth and its application to forensic entomology / Jason H. Byrd, Jon C. Allen -- Entomotoxicology : insects as toxicological indicators and the impact of drugs and toxins on insect development / M. Lee Goff, Wayne D. Lord -- DNA techniques for forensic entomology / Mark Benecke, Jeffrey D. Wells -- Entomological alteration of bloodstain evidence / Rosemary E. Brown [and others] -- Forensic entomologist as expert witness / Robert D. Hall
Summary 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 antemortem 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 fills this void, providing valuable information and instruction to all forensic investigators, regardless of prior training, on what to search for - and how to handle items found - when recovering entomological evidence at a crime scene.--COVER
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Forensic entomology.
Postmortem changes.
Arthropoda -- Miscellanea
Death -- Time of.
Medical jurisprudence.
Forensic Medicine
Postmortem Changes
forensic medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Medical jurisprudence
Death -- Time of
Forensic entomology
Postmortem changes
Cadavre -- analyse.
Entomologie légale.
Arthropodes -- Miscellanées.
Phénomènes cadavériques.
Cadavres -- Examen.
Cadavres (droit)
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea
Form Electronic book
Author Byrd, Jason H.
Castner, James L.
ISBN 0849381207