This invaluable text provides a concise introduction to entomologyin a forensic context and is also a practical guide to collectingentomological samples at the crime scene.
Forensic Entomology: An Introduction:
- Assumes no prior knowledge of either entomology or biology
- Provides background information about the procedures carriedout by the professional forensic entomologist in order to determinekey information about post-mortem interval presented by insectevidence
- Includes practical tasks and further reading to enhanceunderstanding of the subject and to enable the reader to gain keylaboratory skills and a clear understanding of insect life cycles,the identification features of insects, and aspects of theirecology
- Glossary, photographs, the style of presentation and numerousillustrations have been designed to assist in the identification ofinsects associated with the corpse; keys are included to helpstudents make this identification
This book is an essential resource for undergraduate ForensicScience and Criminology students and those on conversionpostgraduate M.Sc. courses in Forensic Science. It is also usefulfor Scenes of Crime Officers undertaking diploma studies and SceneInvestigating Officers.