Present Concepts, Advancements and Challenges in the Realm of Forensic Entomotoxicology

Madona Mathew *

Department of Forensic Science, Usha Martin University, Jharkhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The utilization of Forensic Entomo-toxicology in cases involving poisoning-related deaths has gained prominence due to insects serving as an alternative source of evidence when conventional toxicological samples have deteriorated or become unavailable. Numerous research studies have successfully demonstrated the detection, identification, and quantification of drugs and toxic substances from insect specimens. This comprehensive review explores the role of insects as viable toxicological samples, outlines their collection and preservation methods, delves into the analysis employing various instrumental techniques, and examines emerging trends in analytical approaches. Additionally, the review sheds light on the limitations that impede the advancement of this field and offers insights into potential directions for future research. Furthermore, it explores the impact of poisons on insects used for estimating the postmortem interval.

Keywords: Decomposition, drugs, entomotoxicology, forensic science, postmortem interval


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Mathew, M. (2023). Present Concepts, Advancements and Challenges in the Realm of Forensic Entomotoxicology. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(22), 53–59. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i223716

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