Forensic Cultures calls scholarly attention to the complexities and controversies that surround forensic practice and to the roles played by practitioners across a range of sites and domains. Individually and collectively, the essays show the ways in which forensics is not only best understood as a historically-shifting material and social entity but also as mediated through a cultural grid of forms, languages and resources, through which credibility is built up, negotiated and contested. By revealing the dynamic processes involved in the production of forensic knowledge, they offer new insight into the power of, and meanings embedded in, forensic locations, networks and formations.
|Number of pages
|Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
|Published - 1 Mar 2013