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Forensic Botany

Author : David W. Hall
ISBN : 9780470661239
Genre : Law
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Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the way in which botanical evidence is identified, collected and analysed in criminal cases. Increasingly this form of evidence is becoming more important in forensic investigation, this book is intended to show how useful simple collection methods and standard plant analysis can be in the course of such investigations and is written in a clear and accessible manner to enhance understanding of the subject for the non-specialist. Clearly structured throughout, this book combines well known collection techniques in a field orien.

Forensic Plant Science

Author : Jane H Bock
ISBN : 9780128015810
Genre : Law
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Forensic botany is the application of plant science to the resolution of legal questions. A plant’s anatomy and its ecological requirements are in some cases species specific and require taxonomic verification; correct interpretation of botanical evidence can give vital information about a crime scene or a suspect or victim. The use of botanical evidence in legal investigations in North America is relatively recent. The first botanical testimony to be heard in a North American court concerned the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby boy and the conviction of Bruno Hauptmann in 1935. Today, forensic botany encompasses numerous subdisciplines of plant science, such as plant anatomy, taxonomy, ecology, palynology, and diatomology, and interfaces with other disciplines, e.g., molecular biology, limnology and oceanography. Forensic Plant Science presents chapters on plant science evidence, plant anatomy, plant taxonomic evidence, plant ecology, case studies for all of the above, as well as the educational pathways for the future of forensic plant science. Provides techniques, collection methods, and analysis of digested plant materials Shows how to identify plants of use for crime scene and associated evidence in criminal cases The book’s companion website:, will host a microscopic atlas of common food plants.

Foundations Of Forensic Document Analysis

Author : Michael J. Allen
ISBN : 9781118646892
Genre : Law
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The Essentials of Forensic Document Analysis is writtenprimarily with the student of general forensic science in mind;other texts cater well for the trainee document examiner who willhave a greater need for an in depth description of the specialtythan will the student. It introduces all of the essentialideas that underpin the work of the forensic document examiner in acompact and straightforward way so that the student can readilygrasp them and, for those who wish to read further, there are manyreferences to the relevant published literature. The book covers the following topics: • A short history of forensic document examination,including a critique of the acceptance of evidence from forensicdocument examiners by the courts. • Handwriting examination including the physiology ofhandwriting, the learning of handwriting, and the forensicexamination of handwriting • Signature examination • Word processing including typing and copying, theexamination of computer printers including laser printers andinkjet printers and the examination of fax machines • The examination of conventionally printed documentsusing letterpress, intaglio, offset lithography and securityprinting • The examination of counterfeit documents includingpassports and currency, including aspects of security features inthe construction of documents. • Altered documents including ink and papercomparisons • The examination of documents for indented handwritingincluding use of ESDA and other means • Dating documents • Evidence presentation in cases involving the forensicdocument examiner Each examination type will be described both in terms of itsprocedural basis but also the science and reasoning that underpinsit. The reader will be able to relate the different kinds ofinterpretation skills used by the document examiner to those usedin other forensic disciplines. In order to enable readers to assess their own understanding,there are some practical exercises available on the companionwebsite which demonstrate the core principles of forensic documentexamination, together with multiple choice questions which test thestudents’ understanding of the knowledge of the subject.

Leitfaden Der Pollenbestimmung F R Mitteleuropa Und Angrenzende Gebiete

Author : Hans-Jürgen Beug
ISBN : 3899370430
Genre : Pollen
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Die Untersuchung von fossilem und rezentem Blutenstaub, die Pollenanalyse oder Palynologie, ist eine Fachrichtung der Botanik mit interdisziplinarer Ausrichtung. Die Pollenanalyse wird in erster Linie zur Rekonstruktion der Vegetationsgeschichte des Eiszeitalters eingesetzt. Sie vermag klimatische und anthropogene Einflusse auf die Entwicklung der Pflanzendecke aufzuzeigen. Von der interdisziplinaren Ausrichtung der Palynologie profitieren nicht nur Botaniker, Palaoklimatologen und Archaologen, sondern auch Palaookologen, Geologen, Palaontologen, Geographen, Forstwissenschaftler und Bodenkundler. Ferner findet die Pollenanalyse Anwendung bei der Bienen- und Honigforschung, bei der im Bereich der Allergologie wichtigen Pollenflugvorhersage und bei kriminalistischen Untersuchungen in den Kriminalamtern des Bundes und der Lander. Pollenanalytische Untersuchungen werden vor allem an botanischen, archaologischen, geologischen und geographischen Universitatsinstituten sowie an Landesinstituten, Landesamtern fur Denkmalpflege, Geologischen Landesamtern und Museen durchgefuhrt.Der >Leitfaden der Pollenbestimmung

Hard Evidence

Author : Dawnie Wolfe Steadman
ISBN : 9781317347965
Genre : Social Science
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An essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text, this reader provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases that forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science. For courses in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science.

Forensic Recovery Of Human Remains

Author : Tosha L. Dupras
ISBN : 9781420037944
Genre : Law
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An essential reference for both forensic experts and non-experts alike, Forensic Recovery of Human Remains: Archaeological Approaches is a comprehensive guide that focuses on the practical aspects of excavating and recovering human remains, along with any associated evidence, from crime scenes. It highlights the protocols and techniques that are used to successfully survey, map, recover, document, collect, and transport such items from these locations. Topics include identifying the difference between forensic archaeology and anthropology; employing the correct equipment when conducting searches, recoveries, and excavations; leveraging geophysical technologies used in forensic searches; collecting botanical and entomological evidence; mapping and documenting scenes; and classifying human and nonhuman skeletal remains. The authors present this information in a thorough yet straightforward manner for those who are experienced in the field of forensic recovery and for those who may not yet be as seasoned. In either situation, if you want to be confident that you have uncovered and carefully processed every bit of potential evidence at the scene, then Forensic Recovery of Human Remains: Archaeological Approaches is the one reference to have with you every time.

Austral Hepaticae

Author : Rudolf Mathias Schuster
ISBN : 344351040X
Genre : Liverworts
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The proliferation of "species" -- often placed in the "wrong" genus, has impacted all taxonamic work in 20th Century hepaticology. The same species may have been described under 3-4, or more, genera; under a single genus, such as Lepidolejeunea, species have been described in some 10-12 genera. The author has conducted field work in the Antipodes for over 40 years, starting in Fuegia in 1960. He has not only become familiar with all the chief groups as living plants, but has studied them microscopically in areas as diverse as Fiji, the Prince Edward Islands., Campbell I., Chile and New Zealand, residing for months or sometimes years in these regions. The opportunity to study hepatics in the field has given him a unique opportunity to learn these organisms as living entities; to drawt cytological details from living plants, and to place critical material into FAA for subsequent illustration, especially of the ephemeral sporophytes. Unlike most extant taxonamic works, which are based on herbarium study, this work tries to give the reader a "feeling" for the many taxa as living organisms.


Author : Ernest Small
ISBN : 9781315350592
Genre : Science
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Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed, despite its capacity for harm as a recreational drug, cannabis has phenomenal potential for providing new products to benefit society and for generating extensive employment and huge profits. Misguided policies, until recently, have prevented legitimate research on the beneficial properties of cannabis, but there is now an explosion of societal, scientific, and political support to reappraise and remove some of the barriers to usage. Unfortunately, there is also a corresponding dearth of objective analysis. Towards redressing the limitation of information, Cannabis: A Complete Guide is a comprehensive reference summarizing botanical, business, chemical, ecological, genetic, historical, horticultural, legal, and medical considerations that are critical for the wise advancement and management of cannabis in its various forms. This book documents both the risks and benefits of what is indisputably one of the world’s most important species. The conflicting claims for medicinal virtues and toxicological vices are examined, based mainly on the most recent authoritative scientific reviews. The attempt is made consistently to reflect majority scientific opinion, although many aspects of cannabis are controversial. Aside from the relevance to specialists, the general public should find the presentation attractive because of the huge interest today in marijuana. Unfortunately, society has become so specialized and compartmentalized that most people have limited appreciation of the importance of science to their lives, except when a topic like marijuana becomes sensationalized. This review of cannabis can serve as a vehicle for public education in the realm of science and technology. Indeed, towards the goal of disseminating the important information in this book to a wide audience, the presentation is user-friendly, concise, and well-illustrated in the hope that non-specialists will find the topics both informative and entertaining.

Einf Hrung In Perl

Author : Randal L. Schwartz
ISBN : 9783868991451
Genre : Electronic books
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Perl ist eine Skriptsprache zur einfachen Bearbeitung von Texten, Dateien und Prozessen. Ursprunglich ein beliebtes Werkzeug von Unix-Systemadministratoren fur die zahllosen alltaglichen Aufgaben hat sich Perl zu einer ausgewachsenen Programmiersprache fur nahezu jede Rechnerplattform entwickelt und wird fur Web- und Datenbank-Programmierung, XML-Verarbeitung, Systemadministration und vieles mehr eingesetzt. Das Schweizer Messer der Programmiersprachen Gleichzeitig ist Perl immer noch das Schweizer Messer fur die kleinen alltaglichen Aufgaben. Perl ist schnell, macht Spa und erweist sich als auerordentlich nutzlich. Viele haben Perl gelernt, weil sie mussten, und benutzen es weiter, weil sie es lieben. Fur Einsteiger Einfuhrung in Perl ist ein sorgfaltig abgestimmter Kurs fur Einsteiger von drei der erfahrensten Perl-Dozenten. Mit vielen Programmierbeispielen sowie Ubungen und ausgearbeiteten Losungen zu jedem Thema zeigen die Autoren Schritt fur Schritt, wie man mit Perl, Version 5.14, programmiert. Ideal fur Systemadministoren und Programmierer Einfuhrung in Perl ist das ideale Buch fur Systemadministratoren und Programmierer, die schon nach kurzer Zeit einsetzbare Perl-Skripten schreiben wollen.

W Rterbuch Der Botanik

Author : Gerhard Wagenitz
ISBN : 3937872949
Genre : Botany
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