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ENY 6706 – Forensic Entomology

  • ENY 6706 CREDITS: 3

    Forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, and medicolegal death investigators are continually faced with establishing a postmortem interval (or time since death) in medicolegal investigations. Students will learn the proper evidence techniques for the documentation, collection, and preservation of entomological evidence as well as how to calculate a minimum postmortem interval from entomological evidence.

    Topics:

    Module Topic
    Week 1 Introduction to forensic entomology
    Week 2 Entomology and the law
    Week 3 Arthropod biology and taxonomy
    Week 4 Insect morphology and development
    Week 5 Insect systematics pt 1
    Week 6 Insect systematics pt 2
    Week 7 Flies of forensic importance pt 1
    Week 8 Flies of forensic importance pt 2
    Week 9 Identification of adult insects
    Week 10 Identification of immature insects
    Week 11 Temperature, development and succession
    Week 12 Factors influencing succession
    Week 13 The entomologist at the crime scene
    Week 14 TOC calculation
    Week 15 The entomology report

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    Textbook is not required. Readings will be assigned from library holdings.

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