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Author Gibson, David J., author.

Title Planting clues : how plants solve crimes / David J. Gibson
Published Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1 A tree never lies -- 2 Everything that's touched -- 3 Getting caught up -- 4 Every particle tells a story -- 5 It's in the genes -- 6 A forensic pharmacopoeia -- 7 Hiding in plain sight
Summary This book addresses the lack of an appreciation for plants and the common inability to identify them in the context of the law. Forensic botany is concerned with the use of plants as evidence in legal settings, both criminal and civil cases. It cites many examples of forensic botany, which is clear from the discussions with law enforcement officials and in the writings of some of the most prominent current forensic botanists that an appreciation of the value of plants in forensics is often lacking. The book describes specialists that has to be brought in when botanical materials are observed at a crime scene, by which time the scene may be disturbed and key evidence lost. The most critical part of any botanical forensic work is the correct identification of specimens or exhibits with evidentiary value, often from microscopic or degraded fragments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (Oxford Academic, viewed May 22, 2023)
Subject Forensic botany.
Criminal investigation.
Law enforcement.
Investigación criminal
Aplicación de las leyes
Criminal investigation.
Forensic botany.
Law enforcement.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191947346