1. Introduction to Forensic Botany

  1. David W. Hall1 and
  2. Jason H. Byrd2
  1. David W. Hall

Published Online: 9 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945734.ch1

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Hall, D. W. (2012) Introduction to Forensic Botany, in Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide (eds D. W. Hall and J. H. Byrd), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945734.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    David W. Hall Consultant Inc., 3666 NW. 13th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605, USA

  2. 2

    William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 147100, FL 32610-0275, USA

Author Information

  1. David W. Hall Consultant Inc., 3666 NW. 13th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470664094

Online ISBN: 9781119945734

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Keywords:

  • forensic botany, plants, relating to law, legal matters;
  • botanical evidence in legal investigations;
  • plant systematic, biological classification of plants;
  • United States, and legal definitions of plants;
  • Federal guidelines, sentences based on plants, or by weight;
  • Marijuana leaf, a controlled substance in the United States;
  • leaf fall, layers of leaves indicating time periods;
  • time of death, using tree rings, for time of death estimation;
  • soil disturbances, seeds in environment triggering growth;
  • botanical evidence, in checking validity of alibi

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Botanical evidence in legal investigations

  • Legal plant definition

  • Botanical evidence in legal investigations

  • Alibis

  • Timing

  • Gravesite growth

  • Stomach contents

  • Summary