10. Case Studies in Forensic Botany

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

Published Online: 9 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945734.ch10

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Hall, D. W. (2012) Case Studies in 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.ch10

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:

  • case studies in forensic botany;
  • placing people or objects at scenes;
  • plant fragments from hair, lawn clippings and petunia leaves;
  • infrared aerial photography, and combination of tree species;
  • grass on skeleton, decomposition being from other locations, tampered;
  • Case study 7, plant fragments in vehicles, matching vegetation at scene;
  • time of death, from chlorophyll death, leaf growth, and decomposition;
  • Case study 2, top death, resprouting, shoot regrowth revealing time;
  • chlorosis, yellowing, in estimating time for certain objects in location;
  • grass samples, revealing tampering, and displacements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Placing people or objects at scenes

  • Determining time of death