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Forensic Entomology A New Type of Detective The use of Forensic Entomology is quickly becoming recognized and accepted as a valid form of forensic identification Although some problems have been found with the method many police departments want to add its use to their crime-solving arsenal Some people cannot understand how a simple bug can be used to solve a crime Nevertheless forensic entomology has been documented and proven very effective in crime solving This is why I believe that forensic entomology should be employed by more police casesinvestigations In its widest sense forensic entomology refers to any insect evidence used in a court of law Yet more narrowly forensic entomologists work on death investigations using invertebrates such as beetles moths and especially bowflies to help determine the time and place of death The forensic entomologists collect the adult insects larvae and eggs found on corpses to determine when a death occurred and whether the body was moved With the leaps and bounds that scientific progress is making I believe that soon every police station will have a forensic entomologist It is widely believed that forensic entomology has only been used in the past decade however this is not the case The history of using observations of insects behavior to solve crimes can be traced back more than 700 years ago to China In 1235 AD Sung Tzu a Chinese Death Investigator wrote a book entitled The Washing Away of Wrongs in which forensic science as known at that time was detailed A murder by slashing occurred in a Chinese village and the local death investigator was deputized to solve the crime After some fruitless questioning the investigator had all the villagers bring their sickles to one spot and lay them before the crowd Flies were attracted to one of the sickles probably because of invisible remnants of tissue still adhering to it and the owner subsequently broke down and confessed to the
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