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Learn how insects are used in criminal investigations
Posted: October 12, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Gail Anderson, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University Photo: Gail Anderson
Using true case histories noted forensic entomologist Gail Anderson will illustrate the many ways forensic entomology - the study of insects associated with dead bodies - is used in criminal investigations. Since insects appear on dead bodies at predictable rates and in predictable sequences, a forensic entomologist is able to determine many things about a death, including the probable amount of time that has lapsed since death occurred, whether a body has been disturbed or moved, and where wounds have been inflicted. Dr Anderson will also explore the use of forensic entomology with living victims, where it can be used to indicate neglect or abuse and its duration, and in analyzing animal cruelty and wildlife crimes.
Note: Due to its disturbing and graphic content, this lecture is not recommended for those younger than 16, except with parental consent.
Everyone Welcome. Refreshments to follow.
For more information, please visit: http://www.uregina.ca/arts/public-lectures/law-foundation.html
Murder and Maggots: The Use of Insect Evidence in Criminal Investigations
2012 Dr Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Location: ED 193
Time: 7:30 p.m.