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Entomology and the Law
Flies as Forensic Indicators

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521019576

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  • Insect-related evidence is one of the most powerful, least understood examples of modern forensic science. Entomology and the Law is a detailed roadmap from crime scene to courtroom--for 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. Part II is a thorough examination of the law of scientific evidence worldwide, complete with caselaw, applicable code provisions, and legal issues relevant to the admissibility and use of forensic entomology in litigation.

    • Covers both forensic entomology as a science, and its use and admissibility in courts of law
    • Provides a detailed roadmap that can be followed from crime scene to courtroom by entomologists, law enforcement personnel and lawyers preparing for trial
    • Written by one of the founding fathers of forensic entomology, and a leading expert in its use and abuse in courts of law
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    '… the authors are to be congratulated on a book of sound scholarship and of great practical value.' Science & Justice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521019576
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.461kg
    • contains: 75 b/w illus. 11 colour illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Authors

    Bernard Greenberg, University of Illinois, Chicago
    Bernard Greenberg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago.

    John Charles Kunich, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island
    John C. Kunich is Professor of Law in the School of Law at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island.

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