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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume  14, Issue 3(Special Issue), July - September 2021, Pages 743-748

 

Review Article

Perspective of Entomotoxicology in Forensic Investigations: A Critical Review
1Jasmeet Kaur, 2Ekampreet Kaur, 3Tilak Raj
1-3Intern, Toxicology Division, Regional Testing Forensic Science Laboratory, Ludhiana, Punjab 141008, India.
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DOI: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijfmp.0974.3383.14321.47

Abstract

ABSTRACT
context: A Forensic Entomotoxicology is a contemporary technique that makes use of insects as an alternative sample for forensic investigation. In case of recovery of the degraded cadaver, in which body fluids and tissues vanish, the toxicological studies of insects aid in forensic investigation to some extent in such legitimate cases. The drugs consumed by the corpse and further ingested by the insects feeding in the corpse affect the life cycle and development of the insects. Various analytical methods are employed for proper identification, detection, as well as quantitative analysis of the corpse. This paper summarizes the definition, applications, analytical techniques and the future perspective of forensic Entomotoxicology. key message: This article discusses the importance of insects as the toxicological evidence in forensic investigation.


Corresponding Author : Jasmeet Kaur