Citations with the tag: FORENSIC entomology
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- Insect sleuths.
Day, Nancy // Odyssey; Mar96, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p20
Focuses on forensic entomology, the study of insects or their larvae to solve crimes. Process description; Benefits to criminal investigations; Developmental stages. INSET: You solve the crime..
- Fly witness.
Chang, Maria L. // Science World; 10/20/97, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p8
Focuses on the use of forensic entomology, the science of using insects in solving crimes. Example of how blowfiles helped solved a crime in Canada in July 1995; How insects help to solve some crimes accurately; How bugs can determine if a body has been moved from the scene of a crime. INSET:...
- Bugs on the Beat.
Halfmann, Janet // Boys' Life; Jul2000, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p42
Focuses on the use of insects found on dead bodies in solving crime investigations through a process called forensic entomology.
- Bugs and Bodies.
Lopata, Peg // Odyssey; Sep2008, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p49
The article presents information on carrion-feeding insects and how they help forensic entomologists determine place and time of a victim's death.
- Crime Scene Insects.
O'Meara, Stephen James // Odyssey; May2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p4
Reports that Crime Scene Insects, a new exhibit making a world tour, explores the rapidly growing field of forensic entomology.
- Trooper uses entomology on the job.
O'Meara, Stephen James // Landscape Management; Feb97, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p54
Reports on Delaware state trooper Jack Webb's use of forensic entomology. Webb's catalog of the types and progression of insects that mark corpse decomposition; Benefits of the catalog in solving homicides.
- A maggot for the prosecution.
Sachs, Jessica Snyder // Discover; Nov98, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p102
Focuses on the use of insects in solving murders. Use of forensic entomology; Determination of the time of death; Collection of maggots from pigs to compare with those in human cadavers; Alteration of insect behavior; Pattern of maggot invasion of corpses.
Sachs, Jessica Snyder // Entomology & Palynology: Evidence from the Natural World; 2005, p106
A glossary of terms related to forensic entomology and palynology is presented.
- The way of all flesh.
Spinney, Laura // New Scientist; 4/1/95, Vol. 146 Issue 1971, World Below p12
Describes the stages of decomposition in death. Factors that determine the rate of decay; Dying agents for preserving bodies; Methods in forensic entomology; Egyptian mummification.
- Regional Seminars to Begin.
Spinney, Laura // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p1
The article announces the correspondence courses and regional seminars on a variety of topics to be sponsored by the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) in 1994 as part of its major commitment to distance learning.
- New Category of Membership: Attorney Affiliate-Member.
Spinney, Laura // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p10
The article announces that a new category of membership has been added for attorney affiliate-members of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) in 1994.
- The body farm.
Gannon, Robert // Popular Science; Sep97, Vol. 251 Issue 3, p76
Looks at the University of Tennessee's human decay research facility, called The Body Farm, a graveyard laboratory where forensic entomologists study dead bodies and their insect invaders to solve crimes. Valuable evidence provided by insects; Other crimes forensic entomologists can help solve;...
- ENTOMOLOGISTS AS DETECTIVES.
Graham Jr., Frank // Audubon; Sep/Oct91, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p14
Reports on entomologists' use of the presence of insects on the corpse of a headless woman to determine the circumstances of her death. Illustration of the fine points of forensic entomology; Absence of significant numbers of blowfly larvae on the corpse; Importance of keeping track of the...
- Best practice in forensic entomologyâ€”standards and guidelines.
Jens Amendt; Carlo Campobasso; Emmanuel Gaudry; Christian Reiter; Hélène LeBlanc; Martin J. R. Hall // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Mar2007, Vol. 121 Issue 2, p90
Abstract??Forensic entomology, the use of insects and other arthropods in forensic investigations, is becoming increasingly more important in such investigations. To ensure its optimal use by a diverse group of professionals including pathologists, entomologists and police officers, a common...
- Details on The American College of Forensic Examiners.
Jens Amendt; Carlo Campobasso; Emmanuel Gaudry; Christian Reiter; Hélène LeBlanc; Martin J. R. Hall // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p11
The article announces the promotion of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) member to the American College of Forensic Examiners following a promotion to the rank of Fellow.
- Countering Counterfeit Checks.
Jens Amendt; Carlo Campobasso; Emmanuel Gaudry; Christian Reiter; Hélène LeBlanc; Martin J. R. Hall // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p11
The article focuses on a new technique reported by American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) fellow Bob Webb to assist in the identification of scanned, copied or photocopied personal business checks, which involved an examination of the document under the microscope.
- THIS BUG'S LIFE.
Jens Amendt; Carlo Campobasso; Emmanuel Gaudry; Christian Reiter; Hélène LeBlanc; Martin J. R. Hall // Indianapolis Monthly; Oct2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p285
The article presents information about the Crime Scene Insects exhibition, being held at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. The exhibition documents the offensive history of forensic entomology and the use of maggots, flies, and beetles to solve crimes from their rough origins in...
- The body farmers.
Bennett, James // Bulletin with Newsweek; 4/27/2004, Vol. 122 Issue 6418, p58
Its official title is the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Facility, but William Bass' unholy selection in Knoxville, Tennessee, is better known as the Body Farm. Started by the then retired Bass in 1971 with just one body planted on a tiny university plot, this shrine to forensic...
- Non-invasive visualisation and volume estimation of maggot masses using computed tomography scanning.
Johnson, Aidan; Archer, Melanie; Leigh-Shaw, Lyndie; Brown, Matthew; O'Donnell, Chris; Wallman, James // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p185
There is limited understanding of the actual temperatures that maggots experience during growth. The impact of maggot mass heating on their growth rates cannot be properly factored into maggot growth rate models, thus limiting the accuracy of forensic entomology estimates. One of the major...
- Effects of storage temperature on the change in size of Calliphora vicina larvae during preservation in 80% ethanol.
Richards, Cameron; Rowlinson, Catherine; Hall, Martin // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p231
The size of immature blowflies is a common measure to estimate the minimum time between death and the discovery of a corpse, also known as the minimum post-mortem interval. This paper investigates the effects of preservation, in 80% ethanol, on the length and weight of first instar, second...
- Decomposed liver has a significantly adverse affect on the development rate of the blowfly Calliphora vicina.
Richards, Cameron; Rowlinson, Catherine; Cuttiford, Lue; Grimsley, Rebecca; Hall, Martin // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p259
The development rate of immature Calliphora vicina reared on decomposed liver was significantly slower, by as much as 30 h (55.4 % of total development time) for mid-sized larvae, and 71 h (35.0 %) and 58 h (14.6 %) if using times to the onset of pupariation and eclosion, respectively, than...
- The Worms Crawl In...
Feil, Mark // Forensic Teacher Magazine; Spring2014, Vol. 8 Issue 23, p2
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including an interview with forensic entomologist Neal Haskell, forensic entomology, and laboratory works for fingerprints and hair.
- Forensic Entomology.
Feil, Mark // Monkeyshines on Health & Science; Mar2003 Forensic Science, p30
Focuses on the study discipline of forensic entomology which involves studying insects and the related arthropods which can be found in criminal investigations. Origin of human beings and insects; Division of forensic entomology into urban and medicolegal entomology.
- Forensically important flesh fly species in Thailand: morphology and developmental rate.
Sukontason, Kom; Bunchu, Nophawan; Chaiwong, Tarinee; Moophayak, Kittikhun; Sukontason, Kabkaew // Parasitology Research; Apr2010, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p1055
Forensically important flesh fly species in Thailand have been investigated for their larval morphology and developmental rate to increase the forensic entomology database in Thailand and nearby countries. Sarcophaga ( Liosarcophaga) dux Thomson, Sarcophaga ( Liopygia) ruficornis (Fabricius),...
- The immature stages of the necrophagous fly, Prochyliza nigrimana: comparison with Piophila casei and medicolegal considerations (Diptera: Piophilidae).
Martín-Vega, Daniel; Baz, Arturo; Díaz-Aranda, Luisa // Parasitology Research; Sep2012, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p1127
Flies of family Piophilidae have been recorded as major pests in the food industry, as agents of human myiasis and typically associated with carcasses in advanced stages of decay, being thus important in forensic entomology. Despite that the cosmopolitan species Piophila casei is the most cited...
- Sarcophagidae (Diptera) de importancia forense en la puna de Catamarca, Argentina: la ovoviviparidad como ventaja en condiciones de extrema aridez.
Aballay, Fernando H.; Fern´ndez Campón, Florencia; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Urquiza, Silvana V. // Revista de la Sociedad EntomolÃ³gica Argentina; dic2011, Vol. 70 Issue 3/4, p255
Despite their prevalence in human corpses during decomposition, Sarcophagidae are not frequently used in forensic studies due to the difficulty in their identification and to the lack of information on their biology. In this paper, we identified the species of Sarcophagidae associated to corpses...
- CASE STUDY: BLOWFLY CLUES.
Aballay, Fernando H.; Fern´ndez Campón, Florencia; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Urquiza, Silvana V. // Entomology & Palynology: Evidence from the Natural World; 2005, p48
The article presents a case study on the discovery of a hidden crime scene in Illinois through the help of blowflies. The strong sense of smell of flies for decaying remains has helped authorities to search for a body that was thrown on a well on a farm.
- CASE STUDY: FLYSPECKS AND MURDER.
Aballay, Fernando H.; Fern´ndez Campón, Florencia; Mulieri, Pablo R.; Urquiza, Silvana V. // Entomology & Palynology: Evidence from the Natural World; 2005, p60
The article presents a case study on the role of blowflies in the discovery of the motive of the double homicide in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1997. Burglary or assault is the speculated motivation for the crime. Adult black blowflies and their first- and third-instar larvae are the insect evidence...
- First Medicolegal Forensic Entomology Case of Central Amazon: A Suicide by Hanging with Incomplete Suspension.
de Souza, Eduardo Rodrigues; Rafael, José Albertino; Xavier Filho, Francisco Felipe; Da-Silva-Freitas, Juliana Oliveira; Oliveira-Costa, Janyra; Ururahy-Rodrigues, Alexandre // EntomoBrasilis; ene-abr2014, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p12
This report describes the first medicolegal forensic entomology case of Central Amazon. A suicide by hanging took place in a "terra firme" primary forest on an upland plateau. The postmortem interval estimation was calculated on the basis of the biology of the blow fly Hemilucilia segmentaria...
- Forensic Entomology: An Introduction.
Hoskins, Stephen // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Winter2007, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p47
The article reviews the book "Forensic Entomology: An Introduction," by Wiley and Dorothy E. Gennard.
- Of Maggots & Murder: Forensic Entomology in the Classroom.
Carloye, Lisa // American Biology Teacher; May2003, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p360
Provides an overview of a forensic entomology classroom activity performed by students using a sample of simulated maggots collected from the corpse of a murdered victim. Materials furnished for each death scenario; Summary of life history and stage of decay; Instructions for students.
- THE NATURAL MOMENT VEGETARIAN CARRION.
Espelie, Erin // Natural History; Feb2008, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p2
The article provides information on blow flies. Expect blow flies, flesh flies, coffin flies and other kinds of carrion flies to come calling not long after death does. Female blow flies usually arrive first, driven to lay their eggs in the still-juicy flesh of a corpse. By homing in on telltale...
- Technology: A smart new world - Japanese style.
Espelie, Erin // African Business; Nov2002, Issue 281, p24
Focuses on products and processes used in different areas of business. Trend of automation of homes in Japan; Concerns regarding human consumption of meat of cloned animals in the U.S.; Use of forensic entomology to investigate crime in South Africa; Fine on motorists using cooking oil as fuel...
- DNA-based identification of forensically important Australian Sarcophagidae (Diptera).
Meiklejohn, Kelly A.; Wallman, James F.; Dowton, Mark // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2011, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p27
The utility of the forensically important Sarcophagidae (Diptera) for time since death estimates has been severely limited, as morphological identification is difficult and thermobiological histories are inadequately documented. A molecular identification method involving the sequencing of a...
- Maggots and murder.
Meiklejohn, Kelly A.; Wallman, James F.; Dowton, Mark // BioScience; Mar1991, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p199
Points out that after a murder, insects are often first to show up at the scene of the crime. Observation that in Hawaii, some members of the Calliphoridae family appear within 10 minutes of a death to begin feeding and reproducing; Use of knowledge of insects to solve crimes by M. Lee Goff, a...
- ONE OF "POPULAR SCIENCE'S" WORST JOBS IN SCIENCE IS "EXCREMENT"-ITIOUS.
Meiklejohn, Kelly A.; Wallman, James F.; Dowton, Mark // Media Industry Newsletter; 6/25/2007, Vol. 60 Issue 26, p2
The article deals with the July 2007 "Worst Jobs in Science" feature article of the "Popular Science" magazine. The jobs featured in the article includes forensic entomologist, deep sewage diver and elephant vasectomist. The newsstand sales of the magazine has increased by more than 12.6 percent...
- Tale Told by a Fly.
M.M. // American Bar Association Journal; May83, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p571
Features Bernard Greenberg, a forensic entomologist in the U.S. Key role in the investigation of murder cases; Knowledge of different species of flies; Predilections.
- ABFE Makes Major Commitment to Distance Learning:.
M.M. // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p9
The article announces the special commitment of the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) to providing courses of instruction on forensics by distance learning.
- Proposal Received From Publisher For Scientific Journal.
M.M. // Forensic Examiner; Sep1994, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p10
The article announces a proposal received by the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) from a publisher of quality scholarly journals to produce a scientific journal for members.
- Altitudinal Diversity of Forensically Important Blowflies Collected from Decaying Carcasses in Himalaya.
Bharti, Meenakshi // Open Forensic Science Journal; 2012, Vol. 5, p1
Blowflies use carrion as a resource for the proliferation of their progeny. Being the first visitors to arrive at corpse, these flies are used by forensic entomologists throughout the world in solving homicidal cases. A thorough knowledge about the carrion fauna of a place is a prerequisite...
- Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation.
González Medina, Alejandro; González Herrera, Lucas; Perotti, M.; Jiménez Ríos, Gilberto // Experimental & Applied Acarology; Mar2013, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p297
Despite the fact that mites were used at the dawn of forensic entomology to elucidate the postmortem interval, their use in current cases remains quite low for procedural reasons such as inadequate taxonomic knowledge. A special interest is focused on the phoretic stages of some mite species,...
- DRUG ANALYSIS IN NECROPHAGOUS FLIES AND HUMAN TISSUES.
Definis-Gojanović, Marija; Sutlović, Davorka; Britvić, Dolores; Kokan, Bože // Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu ; Sep2007, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p313
Necrophagous insects may provide useful information about the time, place and cause of death. In addition, they can serve as reliable alternative specimens for toxicological analysis in cases where human tissue and fluids, normally taken during autopsies, are not available, due to decomposition...
- Interview with a FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST.
Brooks, Julie // Forensic Examiner; Summer2012, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p38
An interview with forensic entomologist Robert Byrd is presented. When asked on the cases he worked on, he claims that he works on criminal investigation where the body has been found and a reliable method of determining the postmortem interval is needed. Dr. Byrd states that interpreting a...
- Identification of forensically important Sarcophaga species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) using the mitochondrial COI gene.
Jordaens, Kurt; Sonet, Gontran; Richet, René; Dupont, Erena; Braet, Yves; Desmyter, Stijn // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Mar2013, Vol. 127 Issue 2, p491
The identification of species of the forensically important genus Sarcophaga is very difficult and requires strong taxonomic expertise. In this study, we sequenced the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I ( COI) gene of 126 specimens of 56 W European Sarcophaga species and added GenBank...
- Molecular identification of carrion-breeding scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) using COI barcodes.
Boehme, Petra; Amendt, Jens; Disney, R. Henry L.; Zehner, Richard // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Nov2010, Vol. 124 Issue 6, p577
Entomological evidence is often used in forensic cases for post-mortem interval (PMI) calculation. The most dominant species present on a corpse are typically blowflies. However, several cases have been reported where access to a corpse has been restricted for blowflies (e.g., on a buried or...
- FEAST OF CLUES.
Goff, M. Lee // Sciences; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p30
Presents the concept of forensic entomology that uses several arthropods in determining postmortem intervals. Basis of the concept; Several incidents that reveal use of insects in criminal investigations; Five stage sequence of decomposition; Effect of variations in the location of a corpse on...
- Strengthen forensic entomology in court-the need for data exploration and the validation of a generalised additive mixed model.
Baqué, Michèle; Amendt, Jens // International Journal of Legal Medicine; Jan2013, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p213
Developmental data of juvenile blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are typically used to calculate the age of immature stages found on or around a corpse and thus to estimate a minimum post-mortem interval (PMI). However, many of those data sets don't take into account that immature blow flies...
- Teacher Workshop Courses Summer 2014.
Baqué, Michèle; Amendt, Jens // Forensic Teacher Magazine; Spring2014, Vol. 8 Issue 23, p23
Descriptions of courses to be offered at the Teacher Workshop Courses Summer 2014 on forensic science from June to July 2014 are presented including Masters of Forensic Science Professional Development Series, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, and Forensic Entomology.
- Using Timelines to Learn Forensics.
Haskell, Neal // Forensic Teacher Magazine; Spring2014, Vol. 8 Issue 23, p25
The article describes an activity program for forensic entomology students which asks students to provide their conclusion and reasoning for a murder investigation using timelines and the presence of maggots.
- Candi Roberts Murder Investigation Solution.
Haskell, Neal // Forensic Teacher Magazine; Spring2014, Vol. 8 Issue 23, p32
The article discusses the solution to the Candi Roberts murder investigation exercise. It says that there are three important elements in solving a time since death cases by using blow fly larvae, which is the most commonly used insect group in forensic entomology. It mentions other...