Forensic Entomology VS Forensic Anthropology

Both of these fields typically deal with human remains and criminal investigations. Forensic entomology processes the insects left behind during various stages of decomposition on a body. Forensic entomologists provide time of death by determining the stage and rate of decomposition. They can also see what regions the body has been in if it has been moved from another location (Turner, 134).

Forensic anthropology determines the identity of unidentified remains, interprets trauma and gives estimates of time since death. Both of these fields often work alongside law enforcement agencies but they handle two very different investigations with the remains.



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