The postmortem interval (PMI) encompasses the period of time from when an individual died to when the remains of that individual are discovered, or simply put, how long someone has been dead. The correct determination of the time of death is an important goal in forensic medicine as well as any death scene investigation. Forensic entomologists are often asked to estimate the PMI of decomposing human, and at times animal, remains.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on July, 2014