Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology

Editors: Amendt, J., Goff, M.L., Campobasso, C.P., Grassberger, M. (Eds.)

  • All authors are top experts in their field
  • Many topics are dealt with for the first time in a Forensic Entomology textbook, at least in this depth
  • Interdisciplinary approach of the book shows trends for future research in Forensic Entomology, quickening the appetite for readers from different disciplines
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About this book

Twenty years ago the use of entomology in a crime scene investigation was considered bizarre, despite the solid scientific background and documented historical applications. Today, the use of insect evidence is an accepted sub-discipline in modern forensic science. Nevertheless, forensic entomology is still growing and remains a living scientific discipline with many branches. The present book highlights this diversity by collecting contributions dealing with novel aspects, for example, marine biology, chemical ecology and acarology, as well as the basic disciplines like entomotoxiciology and decomposition. It also offers keys for immature insects, discussions of important pitfalls and introductions to the statistical evaluation of data sets. Many topics are covered in depth for the first time. All the authors are leading experts in their respective fields of research. Their chapters show directions for future research for both new and veteran forensic entomologists. 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.

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“The major attraction of this book is its coverage of a wide diversity of subjects related to forensic entomology. This field deals with the use of insects and other arthropods in medicolegal investigations. … The work provides detailed information regarding the role of beetles and mites in determining PMI. … The topics covered in this reference are most suitable for active practitioners and researchers in forensic entomology. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate through professional collections.” (R. Saferstein, Choice, Vol. 48 (2), October, 2010)

“It is a multidisciplinary view of forensic entomology, primarily aimed at young scientists and lay readers. … As is the case for most multidisciplinary projects, the chapters of this book were written by different authors. … As expected, the different chapters meet the expectations of readers in different ways. … this book is a good, comprehensive acquisition for the general reader.” (E. G. P. Fox, European Journal of Entomology, Vol. 108, 2011)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Early Postmortem Changes and Stages of Decomposition

    Goff, M. Lee

    Pages 1-24

  • Keys for Identification of Immature Insects

    Thyssen, Patricia J.

    Pages 25-42

  • Key for the Identification of Third Instars of European Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of Forensic Importance

    Szpila, Krzysztof

    Pages 43-56

  • The Utility of Coleoptera in Forensic Investigations

    Midgley, John M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

  • Phoretic Mites and Carcasses: Acari Transported by Organisms Associated with Animal and Human Decomposition

    Perotti, M. Alejandra (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology
Editors
  • Jens Amendt
  • M.Lee Goff
  • Carlo P. Campobasso
  • Martin Grassberger
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9684-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9684-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9683-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9167-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 376
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