By studying the types of bugs present at the scene and their stage of development, forensic entomologists can estimate the time of death, and in many cases, determine if the body was moved or disturbed and whether the deceased person had ingested drugs.
Rebuttal to Forensic Entomology: Myths Busted! Published in Forensic Magazine®, October/November 2006
By Timothy E. Huntington, MS, ABFE, Leon G. Higley, MS, Ph.D. DABFE, Neal H. Haskell, Ph.D., BCE, DABFE, Ralph E. Williams, MS, Ph.D. DABFE, Robert D. Hall, Ph.D., J.D., DABFE
We wish to take issue with two major points that the authors have identified as “myths” in “Forensic Entomology: Myths Busted!” andpresent some contrasting points of view.
The field of crime scene investigation is constantly changing. With advances in technology and science, we have more tools than ever to help us solve crimes.