Forensic Entomology : An Indian Prospective

Authors(2) :-Manish Sharma, Devinder Singh

Insects are the dominant group of animals on earth today. They occur practically everywhere and far outnumber all other terrestrial animals taken together. Several hundred thousand different kinds of insects have been described, three times as many as there are in the rest of animal kingdom and some authorities believe that the total number of different species of insects may approach 30 million. Forensic entomology is the study of insects and fauna found in and around the carcasses, and their use in the estimation of post mortem interval (PMI). The aim of the present review is to show the current status of the forensic entomology in India.

Authors and Affiliations

Manish Sharma
Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Devinder Singh
Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Forensic entomology, Insects, Medico-legal investigation, PMI

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-02-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 207-209
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET162148
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Manish Sharma, Devinder Singh, " Forensic Entomology : An Indian Prospective, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.207-209, January-February-2016.
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