Variability in Blow-Fly Development – Research and Implications for PMI Practice

Variability in Blow-Fly Development – Research and Implications for PMI Practice

This webinar originally occurred on November 7, 2018
Duration: 2 hours


Dr. Leon Higley’s work to characterize blow-fly species indicates that there is variation within a single population--the bell curve is wide. Dr. Higley will share his research and discuss how the science is challenging some notions about PMI analysis.

Dr. Higley is focused on science that adds rigor and quality to the courtroom testimony of PMI experts. He will discuss his research in the context of how science is challenging notions. Ultimately, his research may impact the establishment of science-based maxima and minima in establishing PMI estimates in forensics.

This is the second webinar of a two-part series on PMI.
Click here for the first webinar: Estimating Blow Fly Age and Reducing Error in Postmortem Interval Cases.


  • Dr. Leon Higley

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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