Stories About Science in Law: Literary and Historical Images of Acquired Expertise

1st Edition

David S. Caudill

Routledge
Published November 15, 2016
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9781138261365 - CAT# Y314069

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Summary

Presenting examples of how literary accounts can provide a supplement to our understanding of science in law, this book challenges the view that law and science are completely different. It focuses on stories which explore the relationship between law and science, especially cultural images of science that prevail in legal contexts. Contrasting with other studies of the transfer and construction of expertise in legal settings, this book considers the intersection of three interdisciplinary projects: law and science, law and literature, and literature and science. Looking at the appropriation of scientific expertise into law from these perspectives, this book presents an original introduction into how we can gain insight into the use of science in the courtroom and in policy and regulatory settings through literary sources.

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