|For Immediate Release
February 23, 1999
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The investigation of crimes through forensic entomology will be discussed at Indiana University Northwest by Dr. Neal H. Haskell, co-editor of Entomology & Death: A Procedural Guide. He will speak on Maggots of the Famous and Infamous on-campus March 2 at 4 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall, Room 219 and will also address some of the famous crime cases he has worked on.
Forensic entomology is the application of insect knowledge in crime investigations and is a useful tool in revealing the length of time human remains go undetected. It is also used to determine if a corpse has been moved after death, and in solving cases involving contraband and trafficking.
Haskell has a Ph.D. and masterís degree in forensic entomology and has served as a private consultant in over 400 death investigations, including a current position of chief forensic entomology consultant for The Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario. He also serves as an expert witness in both federal and state courts and has given over 200 lectures and workshops worldwide. A research associate at the University of Indianapolis, Haskell is also a graduate faculty advisor at the University of Florida in Gainesville and adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, East Lansing.
This program is sponsored by the IU Northwest Anthropology Club and is free of charge and open to the community..
For more information on the program or the IU Northwest department of anthropology, contact Dr. Bob Mucci at 219-980-6607.