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Exploring the World of Forensic Entomology - A Webinar on Insect Evidence in Investigations

Exploring the World of Forensic Entomology - A Webinar on Insect Evidence in Investigations

Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the fascinating world of forensic entomology: the use of insects in investigations. Attendees will learn about the diversity of forensically relevant insects, how insects are collected from crime scenes, and analyzed for cases. Case examples will be discussed to explain how forensic entomology is used in criminal investigations, from the crime scene to the courtroom. Join us to learn more about Forensic Flies and the use of maggots to solve murders.   

*Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the class* 

Speaker bio:

Dr. Krystal Hans is a board-certified forensic entomologist and serves as the Director of Forensic Science and an Assistant Professor of Forensic Entomology at Purdue University. She received her master’s degree from Cleveland State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Before arriving to Purdue in 2019, she held a position as the Director of Forensic Biology at Delaware State University and served on the Delaware Commission on Forensic Science from 2016-2018. At Purdue, she has instructed more than 2000 undergraduate students in courses on forensic entomology and forensic science and has a research lab that mentors graduate, and undergraduate students experiments on the behavior and development of forensically relevant insects. Dr. Hans is currently the president for the North American Forensic Entomology Association and serves as a forensic consultant for investigations in states across the Midwest. She is an instructor at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and provides training in forensic entomology for law enforcement, pathologists, and coroners in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. 


 $10 General Admission

 $8 Member 

*Content warning: This class is made for adults and may contain content that is disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised*