Crime Scene: Entomological Observations, Collections and Data Mobile App
The Crime Scene: Entomological Observations, Collections and Data Form is an app that helps to evaluate insects at crime scenes.
How does it work?
After crime, particularly a homicide, suicide, or other death, the presence of a range of insects and other entomological specimens (such as diptera calliphoridae, calliphora vicina, lucilia sericata, lucilia cuprina, and other necrophagous insects) may be present, and provide insight into factors such as the time of death, any post-mortem intervals, and other circumstances surrounding the death scene. A proper scene investigation where insects are present will warrant the use of forensic entomologists who can note the presence of specific insects, where they are present, if they are relevant to the forensic investigation, and more. Maggot masses can provide important information for law enforcement investigations, and help medical examiners successfully complete a post mortem investigation of a corpse.