· Contains 200 tables that allows the reader speedy access to precise data
· Provides complete life-cycle information on insect species
· Presents the techniques for proper extraction of human DNA from insects
· Includes detailed references for the identification and dating of insects commonly found around human remains
Insects and other arthropods found at a death scene can provide corroborating evidence regarding both the time and place of death as well as possible antimortem and postmortem treatment of the victim. Nevertheless, most forensic investigators are not specially trained in entomology, and until now, no entomology reference has fully explored these subjects. Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations usurps this void, instructing even individuals without a background in entomology on what to search for when recovering entomological evidence at a crime scene.