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Bacteria on shoes could help forensic teams catch suspects

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

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

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

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

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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