Forensic Entomology

Introduction

Forensic entomology is the application of knowledge about the structure and dynamics of insect communities as evidence in criminal cases to be resolved before a Court.

It is linked mainly to the study of arthropods associated with corpses, it is used, among other purposes, to estimate the time elapsed since death or postmortem interval and identification of possible body movements, and the characteristics of the areas of origin.

Moreover, it can also be used to detect drugs or poisons, determine the location of an incident and identify the presence and the time of occurrence of injuries.