Neils Colloquia on Innovative Science (NCIS)

Friday, September 9, at 3:30 PM in NSC 234. Join us for refreshments in the NSC lobby at 3:10 PM.

"Bugs Never Lie"


Dr. Neal Haskell, Department of Biology,Saint Joseph’s College


Dr. Haskell’s main area of expertise is Forensic Entomology. He uses his knowledge of the life cycles of insects to determine time and location of death. He is one of the creators of this area of criminal investigation. For example, he coauthored the first textbook on Forensic Entomology for law enforcement. He has testified at numerous trials across the country and around the world. The FBI, Indiana State Police, New York State Police, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Canada’s Office of the Chief Coroner are among hundreds of law enforcement agencies that have hired Dr. Haskell as forensic entomology consultant.
Dr. Haskell and his work have been featured on PBS, A&E, The History Channel and The Learning Channel as well as in Popular Science and Discovery magazines. His work has been published in several major journals and books and helped inspire the television show CSI. He has participated in hundreds of criminal investigations and testified as anexpert witness in numerous criminal trials throughout the country as well as outside the United States. Dr. Haskell is recognized as an expert witness in the courts in Canada and in 27 States in the USA.