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Entomology and the Law: Flies as Forensic Indicators


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

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.

Portrait

Bernard Greenberg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago. John C. Kunich is Professor of Law in the School of Law at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island.

Pressestimmen

'... the authors are to be congratulated on a book of sound scholarship and of great practical value.' Science & Justice
EAN: 9780521809153
ISBN: 0521809150
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2011
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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