Forensic botany: Principles and Applications to Criminal Casework

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Forensic botany: Principles and Applications to Criminal Casework

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"Bringing together the latest information on the use of plant evidence to reconstruct crimes, this book introduces the basic science underlying this emerging field of forensic botany. Contributors discuss the recognition of pertinent plant evidence at a crime scene, the appropriate collection and preservation of the material, and maintenance of a chain of custody. They also explain scientific testing methods, the validation of new forensic techniques, and admissibility criteria for court. An overview of plant biology and historical developments in forensic DNA analysis is also included, as well as case examples featuring the use of botanical evidence in a variety of criminal cases."--Jacket.

MeSH Terms

Botany

ISBN

978-0849315299

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

CRC Press

City

Boca Raton

Keywords

Forensic botany, botany

Subject: LCSH

Forensic botany, Botany, Forensic Sciences -- methods.

Disciplines

Botany | Forensic Science and Technology

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Publisher Citation

Coyle, H. M. (2005). Forensic botany: Principles and applications to criminal casework. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press.