Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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Jason H. Byrd, James L. Castner
CRC Press, Sep 11, 2009 - Law - 705 pages
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The first edition of Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations broke ground on all levels, from the caliber of information provided to the inclusion of copious color photographs. With over 100 additional color photographs, an expanded reference appendix, and updated information, the second edition has raised the bar for resources in this field, elucidating the basics on insects of forensic importance.

New in the Second Edition:

  • A chapter on insect identification that presents dichotomous keys
  • Updates on DNA molecular techniques and genetic markers
  • Coverage of new standardization in forensic entomological analysis
  • Chapters on climatology and thermoregulation in insects
  • 100 new color photographs, making available a total of 650 color photographs

Goes Beyond Dramatics to the Nitty Gritty of Real Practice

While many books, movies, and television shows have made forensic entomology popular, this book makes it real. Going beyond dramatics to the nitty gritty of actual practice, it covers what to search for when recovering entomological evidence, how to handle items found at the crime scene, and how to use entomological knowledge in legal investigations.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 General Entomology and Insect Biology
17
Chapter 2 Insects of Forensic Importance
39
Chapter 3 Collection of Entomological Evidence during Legal Investigations
127
Chapter 4 Laboratory Rearing of Forensic Insects
177
Chapter 5 Factors That Influence Insect Succession on Carrion
201
Chapter 6 Insect Succession in a Natural Environment
251
Chapter 7 The Role of Aquatic Insects in Forensic Investigations
271
Chapter 8 Recovery of Anthropological Botanical and Entomological Evidence from Buried Bodies and Surface Scatter
321
Chapter 13 Molecular Methods for Forensic Entomology
437
Chapter 14 The Forensic Entomologist as Expert Witness
453
Chapter 15 Livestock Entomology
477
Chapter 16 Ecological Theory and Its Application in Forensic Entomology
493
The Application of Weather and Climate
519
Chapter 18 Entomological Alteration of Bloodstain Evidence
539
Chapter 19 Keys to the Blow Fly Species Diptera Calliphoridae of American North of Mexico
581
Chapter 20 Cases of Neglect Involving Entomological Evidence
627

Chapter 9 Estimating the Postmortem Interval
367
Chapter 10 Insect Development and Forensic Entomology
389
Chapter 11 The Soil Environment and Forensic Entomology
407
Insects as Toxicological Indicators and the Impact of Drugs and Toxins on Insect Development
427
The Human Acarofauna during Life and Death
637
Index
651
Back cover
683
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