The Science of Forensic Entomology builds a foundation ofbiological and entomological knowledge that equips the student tobe able to understand and resolve questions concerning the presenceof specific insects at a crime scene, in which the answers requiredeductive reasoning, seasoned observation, reconstruction andexperimentation features required of all disciplines thathave hypothesis testing at its core. Each chapter addressestopics that delve into the underlying biological principles andconcepts relevant to the insect biology that forms the bases forusing insects in matters of legal importance. The book is more than an introduction to forensic entomology asit offers in depth coverage of non–traditional topics, includingthe biology of maggot masses, temperature tolerances ofnecrophagous insects; chemical attraction and communication;reproductive strategies of necrophagous flies; archaeoentomology,and use of insects in modern warfare (terrorism). As such it willenable advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students theopportunity to gain a sound knowledge of the principles, conceptsand methodologies necessary to use insects and other arthropods ina wide range of legal matters.

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PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2014