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Bacteria on shoes could help forensic teams catch suspects

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Prospective criminals should take note: bacteria are everywhere. A small pilot study has shown that the germs on personal belongings such as shoes and mobile phones...

Bugs, Bleach and Bodies

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In forensic entomology, post-mortem interval (the time since the victim’s death) is typically estimated based on the types of insect present at the scene...

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

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Forensic entomologists study how bugs colonize dead bodies to help establish a time of death. Maggots, which are actually the larvae of flies, have helped...

Forensic Entomologists Hunt Down Insects to Help Catch Criminals

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Following the trail of insects can lead forensic entomologists to clues about a crime scene. Anne Perez, a forensic entomologist at Saint Joseph’s College,...

Video: Measuring PMI with Maggots

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The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative case study video to show how in 1935, when decomposing body parts were found under a bridge, maggots...

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