Forensic Entomology:an overview

  • Vanin S
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Abstract

Insects are the most important, in terms of number and diversity, group of animals on the earth. Insects have colonized all the world's environments and are associated with both human life and death. Although their economical and sanitary importance is well documented, in the past few years they have been used also in a forensic context. In forensic entomology, necrophagous insects have proved useful in; studying postmortem interval (PMI), postmortem transfer (the movement of a body from one location to another after death), presence of drugs or poisons, and in identifying the victim and/or the suspect. Many species can be used to estimate the minimum PMI (mPMI), according to the stage of cadaver decomposition, body exposure, geographical region, and season. The most important British flies of forensic interest are described.

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Vanin, S. (2018). Forensic Entomology:an overview. Crime, Security and Society, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.5920/css.2018.05

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