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Entomology and the Law : Flies as Forensic Indicators - Bernard Greenberg

Entomology and the Law

Flies as Forensic Indicators

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2011
ISBN: 9780521809153
Number Of Pages: 330

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Used particularly when there has been a suspicious death, insect-related evidence is one of the most powerful, but least understood examples of modern forensic science. Entomology and the Law provides a detailed roadmap that can be followed from crime scene to courtroom by entomologists, law enforcement personnel and lawyers preparing for trial. Part I focuses on carrion flies as forensic indicators, exploring relevant biology clearly and concisely illustrated by real-life cases. Flies are usually first on the scene of a death, and knowledge of their habits and lifestyles can help to reveal time of death, weeks or even years later. Part II provides a thorough examination of the law of scientific evidence worldwide, complete with caselaw and applicable code provisions, and legal issues relevant to the admissibility and use of forensic entomology in litigation. It will prepare both scientists and lawyers for real-world forays into the world of forensic entomology.

'... the authors are to be congratulated on a book of sound scholarship and of great practical value.' Science & Justice

Glossaryp. viii
Preface to Part 1p. 1
A History of Fliesp. 3
Forensic Biology of Fliesp. 16
Keys to the Eggs, Larvae, Pupae and Adults of Some Forensically Important Fliesp. 54
Problems Estimating Time of Deathp. 154
The Fly in Courtp. 168
Entomological Referencesp. 194
Preface to Part 2p. 213
The Law of Scientific Evidencep. 215
The Admissibility of Forensic Entomology Evidencep. 249
The Introduction and Optimal Use of Forensic Entomology Evidence at Trialp. 284
Conclusionp. 302
Indexp. 304
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ISBN: 9780521809153
ISBN-10: 0521809150
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 15th March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64