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Forensic Science: Forensic Entomology

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Forensic Science BLOG – Forensic Entomology

Excellent site as entry point into many areas of Forensic Science.

Forensic Entomology
The Thin Blue Line [NSW Police]. Concise local information.

Forensic Entomology - Blowflies & beetles
The Thin Blue Line [NSW Police]. Concise local information.

Forensic Entomology
Entomology is the study of insects, and forensic entomologists use insects to provide more information about crimes.

Forensic Entomology

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What do bugs have to do with forensic science?
From What can bugs tell us about death? How much can they reveal about a crime? And can forensic entomology help with anything other than legal cases involving death?

Forensic entomology
Introduction to the use of insects in cases of death and in other legal investigations.

FSE Forensic Entomology
Use of insects to help solve crime

Can a fly solve a murder case?
Using maggots and other insect informants to help solve a crime is called forensic entomology.[Australian Geographic]

Forensic entomology can help to differentiate the damage caused by insect feeding from trauma that may have occurred around the time of death. Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Forensic Entomology : The Crime Scene

Dr Martin Hall is a biomedical entomologist at the Natural History Museum who assists police forces at the crime scene during an investigation into a suspicious death. In forensic casework, his role is to establish a minimum post-mortem interval from insects found on and around the human remains at the crime scene. This minimum post-mortem interval helps to indicate the specific time when the victim died.