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Forensic Entomologists: An Evaluation of their Status  [2013]

Magni, Paola; Guercini, Silvia; Leighton, Angela; Dadour, Ian;

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The National Academy of Sciences (2009) published a review charting several key recommendations on strengthening the forensic sciences as an entity as part of an initiative put forth by the USA Congress to streamline and improve the quality of the forensic sciences and their impact on the judiciary process. Although the review was not totally inclusive, many of its sentiments have permeated into all the forensic sciences. The following paper is designed to determine who is practicing the science of forensic entomology, and in what capacity, by questioning practicing forensic entomologists about the type of education obtained, their countries' standards and accreditation processes, as well as general demographic information such as age and gender. A 28-question survey was sent out to 300 forensic entomologists worldwide in 2009. Of the 70 respondents, 80% had a formal education (either Masters or PhD), and 66% published their research. Approximately 50% of respondents were involved in the delivery of expert evidence and writing up case reports, and countries were actively involved with accrediting personnel, facilities, and entomology kits. Many discrepancies within the reported practices and accreditation processes highlight the need for the adoption of a standard code of practice among forensic entomologists.
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Journal of insect science
ISSN : 1536-2442

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2016
Volume:
13
Issue:
78
Start Page:
1
End Page:
9
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Library
All titles:
"Forensic Entomologists: An Evaluation of their Status"@eng
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2016
Volume:
13
Issue:
78
Start Page:
1
End Page:
9
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Library
All titles:
"Forensic Entomologists: An Evaluation of their Status"@eng