Forensic Science : A Sociological Introduction
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.