Forensic Botany: Principles and Applications to Criminal Casework

Forensic Botany: Principles and Applications to Criminal Casework

by Heather Miller Coyle

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Increasingly, forensic scientists use plant evidence to reconstruct crimes. The forensic aspects of this subject require an understanding of what is necessary for botanical evidence to be accepted in our judicial system.

Bringing together the latest information into a single resource, Forensic Botany: Principles and Applications to Criminal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135504649
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction to Forensic Botany, Heather Miller Coyle
Basic Plant Biology, Heather Miller Coyle
Plant Cell Structure and Function, Heather Miller Coyle
Modes of Plant Reproduction, Heather Miller Coyle
DNA Structure and Function
Fundamental Genetics, Nicholas C.S. Yang
Molecular Biology Basics, Heather Miller Coyle
Plant Diversity, Heather Miller Coyle
The Use of Biological and Botanical Evidence in Criminal Investigations, Carll Ladd, Henry C. Lee
An Overview of Historical Developments in Forensic DNA Analysis, Gary Shutler
DNA and the Identification of Plant Species from Stomach , Cheng-Lung Lee, Ian C. Hsu, and Henry C. Lee
Plant Identification by DNA
Identification of Plant Species from Particulate Material Using Molecular Methods, Robert Bever
Species Identification of Marijuana by DNA Analysis, Margaret Sanger
Case Study: DNA Profiling to Link Drug Seizures in the United Kingdom, Adrian Linacre, Hsing-Mei Hsieh, and James Chun-I Lee
Case Applications of Forensic Botany
The Green Revolution: Botanical Contributions to Forensics and Drug Enforcement, Heather Miller Coyle, Carll Ladd, Timothy Palmbach, Esq., and Henry C. Lee
Additional Case Studies, Elaine Pagliaro
Tracking Clonally Propagated Marijuana Using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Analysis, Heather Miller Coyle, Timothy Palmbach, Carll Ladd, and Henry C. Lee
Legal Considerations for Acceptance of New Forensic Methods in Court, Timothy Palmbach
Forensic Palynology, Lynne A. Milne, Vaughn M. Bryant, Jr., and Dallas C. Mildenhall
Classical and Future DNA Typing Technologies for Plants, Eric J. Carita
Appendix 1: Considerations for the Use of Forensic Botanical Evidence: An Overview
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms
Appendix 3: Directory of Contacts
Appendix 4: Biographies

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