Botanical Evidence in Forensic Science
Series Editor: James R. Robertson
CRC Press – 2012 – 304 pages
Botanical forensic evidence encompasses everything from the contents of a stomach at autopsy to chips of wood found in a trunk to microscopic particles of pollen. Botanical Evidence in Forensic Science provides comprehensive coverage of the utility of plants and materials of plant origin in the context of forensic investigations. This book considers both traditional approaches to analysis as well as DNA analysis and emerging technologies. It includes over 300 photographs depicting crime scenes as well as macroscopic and microscopic plant material. Forensic examination of cannabis, wood, fragmented plant materials, and plant fibers are also covered.
Current Status and Future Directions in Plant Systematics and Classifications. Setting the Scene: an Introduction to Forensic Botany. Botanical Crime Scene Examination and Evidence Recovery. Forensic Examination of Cannabis. Botany of Drug Plants Other than Cannabis. Forensic Examination of Wood. Forensic Examination of Fragmented Plant Materials. Forensic Palynology. Plant Fibres. Plant DNA Analysis for Forensic Investigation. Cannabis DNA.