Plants are important to Forensic Science and CSI's when they are collecting evidence. Here is some information about plant (botany) analysis that is used in crime scene investigation, and back at the lab during the analysis.
Forensic Science Field Techniques - Forensic Botany
Excerpt from Chapter: Forensic Botany, from Forensic Field Techniques for Human Remains. http://www.forensic-science.ca
Forensic Science Field Techniques - Identifying Burials
Excerpt from Chapter: Identifying Burials, from Forensic Field Techniques for Human Remains. http://www.forensic-science.ca
Bugs Bones & Botany The Science of Crime - Intro
Clip from Bugs, Bones & Botany: The Science of Crime by Daniel Zuckerbrot, produced by Reel Time Images (reeltimeimages.ca) In the dark recesses of a warehouse, a drunken game of cards explodes into a shocking murder. Now the night watchman lays dead. The only witnesses a housefly or perhaps a cockroach that might be skittering by. That stylized tribute to our seemingly endless appetite for TV programs about forensic science sets the stage for an examination of how, in the real world of police investigations, nature is being enlisted in the war on crime. With the help of Dr. Jennifer Gardy, of British Columbia's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) we spend the next hour sifting through the mayhem, murder and science that make up the world of forensic investigation.