In this 1.5hr webinar, forensic entomologist and Associate Director of the SFU School of Criminology, Dr. Gail Anderson will provide an introduction to forensic entomology for lawyers.
Forensic entomology is the use of insects in criminal investigations, primarily to estimate the minimum post mortem interval, although it can also be used to determine whether a body has been moved, or disturbed, the presence and position of wounds, whether a person has taken drugs, length of time of neglect or abuse in children, seniors and animals and is also used in wildlife crime analysis.
This presentation will cover the basic science of forensic entomology, illustrated with cases, then will cover three major miscarriages of justice which were righted using forensic entomology.
Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC. This webinar is organized in collaboration with the UBC Innocence Project and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.
Note: Please be advised that graphic images will be shown during this broadcast which some people may find distressing.