Forensic Science: A sociological introduction

1st Edition

Christopher Lawless

Published February 9, 2016
Textbook - 196 Pages
ISBN 9781138794115 - CAT# Y169103

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This book addresses a significant gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive overview of the sociology of forensic science. Drawing on a wealth of international research and case studies, this book explores the intersection of science, technology, law and society and examines the production of forensic knowledge.

This book explores a range of key topics such as:

  • The integration of science into police work and criminal investigation,
  • The relationship between law and science,
  • Ethical and social issues raised by new forensic technology including DNA analysis,
  • Media portrayals of forensic science,
  • Forensic policy and the international agenda for forensic science.

This book is important and compelling reading for students taking a range of courses, including criminal investigation, policing, forensic science, and the sociology of science and technology.


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