Forensic Entomology and its role in crime solving

Stanojoska, Angelina and Jurtoska, Julija (2020) Forensic Entomology and its role in crime solving. Towards a Better Future: Human Rights, Organized Crime and Digital Society, 1. pp. 81-87. ISSN 978-608-4670-14-8

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A significant part of the forensic science from which we receive information about insects that can be used to draw conclusions about the criminal investigation of cases that involve human bodies or wildlife is known as forensic entomology. There are several types of insects that can assist in forensic entomological investigations, such as blowflies, flesh flies, cheese skippers, hide and skin beetles, rove beetles and clown beetles. The presence of this type of insect can be used on both types of criminal investigations on land and in water (Anderson, 1995; Erzinçlioglu, 2000; Keiper and Casamatta, 2001; Hobischak and Anderson, 2002). The practice of using insects to solve criminal activities has been recorded as early as the mid-tenth century in China (Cheng, 1890; cited in Greenberg and Kunich, 2002). But, forensic entomology became a branch of scientific studies in the 17th century in Italy when experiments were carried out on different animal species. And in the 20th century the value of insects has been shown in court cases regarding criminal cases where body parts were recovered from the water and not just about corpses found on land. This branch of forensic science has been developing in the Western countries where cooperation between academics and practitioners is at its highest level and its use has shown positive results in crime-solving. The purpose of this paper is to show the importance of forensic entomology in crime-solving and present the scientific and practical use.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Angelina Sanojoska
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2021 08:22
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2021 08:22

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