PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

Law & Disorder | Forensic Palynology: Pollen’s Redemption Arc


Did you know that pollen and plant spores can actually be useful in cracking a case? In today’s episode of Law and Disorder, we are going to give you a brief crash course in Forensic Palynology, which is the is the study of pollen grains and other spores to prove or disprove a connection in criminal cases. The rather obscure forensic discipline has been officially in practice since the 1950s and can help investigators determine far more than you might expect!

Part 2 concludes this series with a case study involving Forensic Palynology.