Volume 46, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    Pollen on Grass Clippings: Putting the Suspect at the Scene of the Crime

    (Received 8 February 2000; accepted 1 August 2000)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version 3 $25   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    In a case of alleged sexual assault, the pollen content of samples of grass clippings and soil from the suspect's clothing and shoes was compared to that of a sample of grass clippings from the alleged crime scene (a grassy area) to determine whether or not the suspect had been at the scene. The clothing and shoe samples showed a very strong correlation with each other and with the sample from the alleged crime scene in the combination of the different types of pollen present, very strongly supporting the contention that the suspect had been at the scene.


    Author Information:

    Walsh, KAJ
    Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, Mt Albert Science Centre, Auckland,

    Horrocks, M
    Centre for Archaeological Research, University of Auckland, Auckland,


    Stock #: JFS15074J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15074J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title Pollen on Grass Clippings: Putting the Suspect at the Scene of the Crime
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30