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Flies as detectives: World’s leading forensic Entomologist to speak at IU Northwest

"Maggots and Murder" is the title of the unique presentation featuring the father of forensic science Dr. Bernard Greenberg, who wrote the best-selling book Entomology and the Law: Flies as Forensic Indicators." Held at Indiana University Northwest on Friday, April 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, room 100, Greenberg will give a presentation with slides and answer questions relating to his field.

Often featured in popular television crime dramas, such as C.S.I. (Crime Scene Investigation), forensic entomology uses insect-related evidence to determine the time of death in homicide cases. No one in the world knows more about the science and practice of forensic entomology than Dr. Greenberg, and he has memorialized his decades of research and experience in his book, which is the crowning achievement of his unsurpassed career.

For the attorneys who litigate these difficult cases, and who must either prepare or cross-examine the expert witnesses, co-author Law professor and Harvard Law School graduate John Kunich spells out all of the intricacies of the law of scientific evidence, use of expert witnesses, and specific strengths and weaknesses of forensic entomology evidence in court. Kunich and Greenberg are considered an unmatchable "Dream Team" when it comes to combining the law and the science.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call(219) 980-6607.

  
Published:

04-05-2004

Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6802
kkintz@iun.edu
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