Forensic Entomology Course - ENTM 4007

Frank Rinkevich and Kristen Healy

Overview

The objective for this course will be to introduce an emerging topic within forensic science known as forensic entomology. Among the topics to be discussed include the history of FE, important arthropods, collecting insect evidences, processing and analyzing entomological data and particular case histories that illustrate the purpose of using insects in criminal investigations. Students will participate in a field project and present results at the end of the course in a formal courtroom setting.

 

Textbook

“The Science of Forensic Entomology”, by David River and Greg Dahlem, ISBN 9781118403044

Optional- “Forensic Insect Identification Card”, James Castner and Jason Byrd, ISBN 978-0962515088

All outside readings will be supplied by the professors.