Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology

Undoubtedly, forensic entomology will continue to grow and attract new professionals, students, as well as interested observers. This book is written for all of them.

Author: Jens Amendt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402096846

Category: Science

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Forensic Entomology deals with the use of insects and other arthropods in medico legal investigations. We are sure that many people know this or a similar definition, maybe even already read a scientific or popular book dealing with this topic. So, do we really need another book on Forensic Entomology? The answer is 13, 29, 31, 38, and 61. These are not some golden bingo numbers, but an excerpt of the increasing amount of annual publications in the current decade dealing with Forensic Entomology. Comparing them with 89 articles which were published d- ing the 1990s it illustrates the growing interest in this very special intersection of Forensic Science and Entomology and clearly underlines the statement: Yes, we need this book because Forensic Entomology is on the move with so many new things happening every year. One of the most attractive features of Forensic Entomology is that it is multid- ciplinary. There is almost no branch in natural science which cannot find its field of activity here. The chapters included in this book highlight this variety of researches and would like to give the impetus for future work, improving the dev- opment of Forensic Entomology, which is clearly needed by the scientific com- nity. On its way to the courtrooms of the world this discipline needs a sound and serious scientific background to receive the acceptance it deserves.
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The Science of Forensic Entomology

Though this text provides coverage of the three sub-fields of Forensic entomology—Urban, Stored Product, and Medicocriminal—it is the latter that is the core of the book.

Author: David B. Rivers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119940364

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The Science of Forensic Entomology builds a foundation of biological and entomological knowledge that equips the student to be able to understand and resolve questions concerning the presence of specific insects at a crime scene, in which the answers require deductive reasoning, seasoned observation, reconstruction and experimentation—features required of all disciplines that have hypothesis testing at its core. Each chapter addresses topics that delve into the underlying biological principles and concepts relevant to the insect biology that forms the bases for using insects in matters of legal importance. The book is more than an introduction to forensic entomology as it offers in depth coverage of non-traditional topics, including the biology of maggot masses, temperature tolerances of necrophagous insects; chemical attraction and communication; reproductive strategies of necrophagous flies; archaeoentomology, and use of insects in modern warfare (terrorism). As such it will enable advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to gain a sound knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodologies necessary to use insects and other arthropods in a wide range of legal matters.
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Forensic Entomology

In Amendt, J., Campobasso, C. P., Goff, M. L., Grassberger, M., Eds., Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology. Dordrecht, the Netherlands, Springer. Goff, M. L., and Benecke, M. 2004. “I don't know” can be the best answer.

Author: Jason H. Byrd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351163743

Category: Law

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Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Third Edition continues in the tradition of the two best-selling prior editions and maintains its status as the single-most comprehensive book on Forensic Entomology currently available. It includes current, in-the-field best practices contributed by top professionals in the field who have advanced it through research and fieldwork over the last several decades. The use of entomology in crime scene and forensic investigations has never been more prevalent or useful given the work that can be done with entomological evidence. The book recounts briefly the many documented historical applications of forensic entomology over several thousand years. Chapters examine the biological foundations of insect biology and scientific underpinnings of forensic entomology, the principles that govern utilizing insects in legal and criminal investigations. The field today is diverse, both in topics studied, researched and practiced, as is the field of professionals that has expanded throughout the world to become a vital forensic sub-discipline. Forensic Entomology, Third Edition celebrates this diversity by including several new chapters by premier experts in the field that covers such emerging topics as wildlife forensic entomology, microbiomes, urban forensic entomology, and larval insect identification, many of which are covered in depth for the first time. The book will be an invaluable reference for investigators, legal professionals, researchers, practicing and aspiring forensic entomologists, and for the many students enrolled in forensic science and entomology university programs.
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Analysing forensic entomology data using additive mixed effects moddelling (sic). In J. Amendt, C. P. Campobasso, M. L. Goff, & M. Grassberger (Eds.), Current concepts in forensic entomology (pp. 139e162). Dordrecht: Springer.

Author: Gary R. Mullen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128140444

Category: Science

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The first and second editions of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, edited by Gary R. Mullen and Lance A. Durden, published in 2002 and 2009, respectively, have been highly praised and become widely used as a textbook for classroom instruction. This fully revised third edition continues the focus on the diversity of arthropods affecting human and animal health, with separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Each chapter includes sections on taxonomy, morphology, life history, and behavior and ecology, with separate sections on those species of public-health and veterinary importance. Each concludes with approaches to management of pest species and prevention of arthropod-borne diseases. The third edition provides a comprehensive source for teaching medical and/or veterinary entomology at the college and university level, targeted particularly at upper-level undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate programs. In addition to its value as a student textbook, the volume has appeal to a much broader audience, specialists and non-specialists alike. It provides a key reference for biologists in general, entomologists, zoologists, parasitologists, physicians, public-health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, vector biologists, military entomologists, the general public and others seeking a readable, authoritative account on this important topic. Completely revised and updated edition Includes a distinguished group of 40 nationally and internationally recognized contributors Sixteen new authors, in addition to 25 continuing contributors from the first and second editions A new chapter on Arthropod Toxins and Venoms Illustrated with 560, mostly color, figures and updated maps depicting the distribution of important arthropod taxa and arthropod-borne diseases A significantly expanded and well-illustrated chapter on Molecular Tools Used in Medical and Veterinary Entomology Coverage of emerging and newly recognized arthropod concerns, including mosquito-borne Zika and Chikungunya viruses; tick-borne Bourbon and Heartland viruses; tick-borne rickettsioses and anaplasmosis; and red meat allergy associated with tick bites A 1700-word Glossary An Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical and Veterinary Importance
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Forensic Analysis

Journal of Medical Entomology 1991; 28: 565-577. LeBlanc H.N., Logan J.G. Exploiting insect olfaction in forensic entomology. In Amendt J., Campobasso C.P., Goff M.L., Grassberger M., editors. Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology.

Author: B Suresh Shetty

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535126324

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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It is my pleasure to place before you the book ''Forensic Analysis - From Death to Justice'' which presents one of the major portions of the broad specialty of Forensic Science comprising mainly of Thanatology and Criminalistics. This book has been designed to incorporate a wide range of new ideas and unique works from all authors from topics like Forensic Engineering, Forensic Entomology and Crime Scene Investigation. I hope that it will be useful to practitioners of forensic medicine, experts, pathologists, law makers, investigating authorities, undergraduate and postgraduate medical school graduates of medicine.
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Forensic Ecology Handbook

Journal of Medical Entomology 31: 757–759. Smith, K.G.V. 1986. A Manualof Forensic ... Genetic relationshipsbetween blowflies (Calliphoridae) of forensic importance. ... Grassberger (eds) Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology.

Author: Julie Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118374047

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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The analysis of plants, insects, soil and other particulatesfrom scenes of crime can be vital in proving or excluding contactbetween a suspect and a scene, targeting search areas, andestablishing a time and place of death. Forensic Ecology: APractitioner’s Guide provides a complete handbookcovering all aspects of forensic ecology. Bringing together theforensic applications of anthropology, archaeology, entomology,palynology and sedimentology in one volume, this book provides anessential resource for practitioners in the field of forensicscience, whether crime scene investigators, forensic sciencestudents or academics involved in the recovery and analysis ofevidence from crime scenes. Forensic Ecology: A Practitioner’s Guide includesinformation not only on the search, location, recovery and analysisof evidence, but includes sampling strategies for diatom analysis,pollen and soils samples and entomology and provides guides forgood practice. Each chapter provides background information on eachdiscipline and is structured according to pre-scene attendance(what questions should the scientist ask when receiving a call?What sort of preparation is required?), scene attendance (includingprotocols at the scene, sampling strategies, recording), scientificexamination of analysis of the evidence up to the stages andguidelines for witness statement and presenting evidence incourt. The book is written by specialists in all fields with a wealthof experience who are current forensic practitioners around theworld. It provides an essential and accessible resource forstudents, academics, forensic practitioners and police officerseverywhere.
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Forensic Entomology

Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology , pp . 109–137 . Heidelberg , Germany : Springer . Williams , K.A. 2003. Spatial and temporal occurrence of forensically important South African blowflies ( Diptera : Calliphoridae ) , x + 64 pp .

Author: Jeffery Keith Tomberlin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466572416

Category: Law

Page: 468

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The use of forensic entomology has become established as a global science. Recent efforts in the field bridge multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, microbiology, chemistry, genetics, and systematics as well as ecology and evolution. The first book of its kind, Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers provides an inc
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Forensic Entomology

Key for the identification of third instars of European blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of forensic importance. Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 43–56. Tabor K. L., Brewster C. C. and Fell R. D. 2004.

Author: Dorothy Gennard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470689035

Category: Science

Page: 272

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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 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
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Nature Helps

Int J Legal Med 121:90–104 Amendt J, Goff ML, Campobasso CP, Grassberger M (2010) Current concepts in forensic entomology. Springer, Dordrecht Anderson GS (2010) Factors that influence insect succession on carrion.

Author: Heinz Mehlhorn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642193828

Category: Science

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Nature helps... of course at first itself by developing measures that give bacteria, fungi, plants and animals a chance to be successful in their struggle for life. As a latecomer on Earth, Homo sapiens was gifted with some droplets of the divine spirit of recognition and thus became able to observe, to analyse and recombine skills of other living beings and to use them for his overwhelming career over the last 10,000 years. Of course fungi, plants, animals and even bacteria were primarily used by mankind as food or as lifestyle products such as beer, but soon it became clear that there was much more potential hidden in these organisms and that they could be used for other purposes, too. Extracts of plants and fungi were recognized as powerful remedies, as medicines, as insecticides or acarizides, as repellents against parasites or even as weapons, e.g. when poisonous compounds from frogs or plants were applied to arrowheads. Over the last 110 years the pharmaceutical industry has often simulated nature by analyzing complex organic substances taken from living organisms and then producing by synthesis absolutely pure compounds, which mostly consisted of only one single active substance. These products had the advantage of acting against precisely one target and thus produced fewer possible side effects than the complex plant extracts. However, the more serious side effect was that disease agents could develop resistances to pure medicinal products much more easily. Thus after 70 years of excellent prospects for chemotherapy, some dark clouds appeared and quickly gathered, so that several therapeutic remedies now no longer work. Therefore in many countries - especially in those where the pure chemotherapeutics are too expensive for the poor population - the cry “back to nature” is becoming louder and louder. This has led to an enormous increase of studies that again use natural extracts as remedies in the fight against diseases. The present book summarizes examples of promising aspects in a broad spectrum of applications and shows how extracts derived from bacteria, marine organisms, plants or even animals may help to treat infectious diseases, how such organisms may keep away parasites and pests from the bodies of plants or animals, including humans, and how they can be used directly to aid in diagnosis, promote wound healing and even to help catch criminals. These 15 chapters offer not only basic research on these different fields, but also show how useful and effective products can be developed from research.
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Forensic Pathology Reviews

International bodies already exist to facilitate these steps in the maturation of forensic entomology into a robustly established branch for ... In: Amendt J, Campobasso CP, Goff ML et al (eds) Current concepts in forensic entomology.

Author: Elisabeth E. Turk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1617792497

Category: Medical

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Fresh research has opened up new vistas in forensic pathology that are allowing for closer national and international cooperation between pathologists and scientists in a range of medical and scientific disciplines. At the same time, autopsy and laboratory techniques are undergoing rapid evolution, with new procedures coming on stream while existing processes yield additional—and more accurate—results. This sixth volume of reviews in forensic pathology provides professionals working in the field with cutting-edge material on the latest key advances in the fields of traumatic death, sudden natural death and death time estimation. Now with numerous color illustrations, the book gives forensic experts across the world a fully up-to-date guide to contemporary procedures and theory in forensic science and medicine. The chapters cover an exhaustive range of aspects in the discipline, from the analysis of sudden natural deaths in infancy and childhood to the cardiac proteomics approach in the study of cases involving sudden cardiac death. Other specialist chapters deal with the forensic investigation of deaths in aviation and as a result of accidents involving all-terrain vehicles. The volume covers fresh research in the use of protein markers for the estimation of post-mortem intervals, and features a chapter telling the story of the medico-legal investigation into the deaths resulting from the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Comprehensive and current, this fresh volume of reviews is an essential resource for professionals who need to stay ahead of the game in a fast-moving and exciting field of scientific endeavor.
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