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Social Life of Forensic Evidence

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ISBN-10: 0520288394

ISBN-13: 9780520288393

Edition: 2016

Authors: Corinna Kruse

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In The Social Life of Forensic Evidence, Corinna Kruse provides a major contribution to understanding forensic evidence and its role in the criminal justice system. Kruse argues that forensic evidence can be understood as a form of knowledge, and as such, pieces of forensic evidence have social lives and biographies. She shows, for example, how the crime scene examination is as crucial in creating forensic evidence as the analyses done in the laboratory; the plaintiff, witness, and suspect statements elicited by police investigators; and the interpretations that prosecutors and defense lawyers bring to the evidence.Drawing on ethnographic data from Sweden and on theory from both…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English