Forensic Entomology: An Introduction

Forensic Entomology: An Introduction

by Dorothy Gennard
     
 

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Forensic Entomology provides undergraduates with a concise introduction to the subject. The book is written with the clarity necessary for students starting out in entomology yet authoritative enough to prove useful for more experienced researchers.

Worked examples of the necessary mathematics, including how to use excel to process data, coupled with lab

Overview

Forensic Entomology provides undergraduates with a concise introduction to the subject. The book is written with the clarity necessary for students starting out in entomology yet authoritative enough to prove useful for more experienced researchers.

Worked examples of the necessary mathematics, including how to use excel to process data, coupled with lab protocols and self-assessment questions make the book an essential starting point in the subject.

Assuming little prior knowledge of either biology or entomology the book provides information on identification, life cycles and ecology of insects presented in a forensic context. Information is conveyed in an accessible style with practical tasks and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter.

  • Fully revised and updated to include new research in the field
  • New chapter on aquatic forensic entomology
  • New pictorial key to aid identification of species contributed by Dr. Krzysztof Szpila, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Further coverage of civil applications of forensic entomology
  • Practical tasks and further reading included to aid understanding
  • Colour plate section and improved illustrations throughout to assist in the identification of insects associated with the corpse
  • Approaches the topic from the dual perspectives of basic entomology and its forensic applications
  • Covers the contributions to forensic investigations of both flies and beetles
  • Provides information on culturing insects collected from crime scenes
  • Guides students through the processes of writing entomological court reports and presenting in court alongside the scientific topics
  • Extended coverage of PMI calculations, role of professional associations for forensic entomologists and sampling at the crime scene

New sections to discuss the identification of traces of explosives found in larvae, puparia and pupae and DNA sampling from insects

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…the contents of this book would certainly benefit forensic science undergraduates as well as students…" (Journal of Biological Education, Winter 2007)

"...naturalists and biologists will find much of interest within these books...new light on the application of their own specialism..."  (The Naturalist, 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470689028
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
959,603
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Gennard is currently the course leader for the B.S.c. (Hons) Forensic Science course at Lincoln and is the Unit Co-Ordinator and Tutor for the following courses: Forensic Entomology, Laboratory examination of Physical Evidence, Scenes of Crime, Anatomy, Physiology and Post-mortem Processes and Presentation of Evidence and the Expert Witness.

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