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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 280-289
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.280.289
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Problems Facing Application of Forensic Entomology

E.M. El-Kady

Several methodological difficulties and inherent variation in the relevant entomological phenomenon, however, are still likely to confront a forensic entomologist and should be considered when using insects to estimate the postmortem interval (PMI) (1) Animals as models for human corpses, (2) Replicated carcasses, (3) Manner of death (4) Nocturnal oviposition of flies (5) Species identifications (6) Age determination of maggots and (7) Foreign chemicals as a source of error.
The solution of such problems needs innovation experimental designs and careful investigations in future forensic entomology research. This article reviews these important and common problems along with some approaches to their solution.
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E.M. El-Kady , 1999. Problems Facing Application of Forensic Entomology. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 280-289.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.280.289






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