Entomology and the Law - Greenberg, Bernard; Kunich, John Charles
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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…mehr

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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.

Table of contents:
Glossary; Part I: Preface to Part I; 1. A history of flies; 2. Forensic biology of flies; 3. Estimating time of death; 4. Keys to the eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of some forensically important flies; 5. The fly in court; Entomological references; Part II: Preface to Part II; 6. The law of scientific evidence; 7. The admissibility of forensic entomology evidence; 8. The introduction and optimal use of forensic entomology evidence at trial; Conclusion; Index.

Entomology and the Law concerns the use of insects to solve crimes, particularly suspicious deaths. Insect-related evidence is one if the most powerful, yet least understood examples of modern forensic science. Covering both the scientific and legal issues, it will aid potential expert witnesses and lawyers alike preparing for trial.

Thorough analysis of the scientific and legal issues involved in using insects to help solve crimes.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 330
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. März 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 240mm x 161mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 663g
  • ISBN-13: 9780521809153
  • ISBN-10: 0521809150
  • Artikelnr.: 22486167
Autorenporträt
Bernard Greenberg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago.