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The Resource Truth machine : the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting, Michael Lynch ... [et al.]

Truth machine : the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting, Michael Lynch ... [et al.]

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Truth machine : the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting
Title
Truth machine
Title remainder
the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lynch ... [et al.]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) DNA profiling-commonly known as DNA fingerprinting-is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable "truth machine" that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness testimony, confessions, and other forms of forensic evidence. But DNA evidence is far from infallible. It is subject to the same possibilities for error-in sample collection, forensic analysis, and clerical record keeping-as any other aspect of criminal justice practice. Truth Machine traces the controversial history of DNA fingerprinting by looking at court cases in the United States and United Kingdom beginning in the mid-1980s, when the practice was invented, and continuing until the present. Using interviews, observations of courtroom trials and laboratory processes, and documentary reconstruction, the authors provide a nuanced, theoretically sophisticated, and original ethnographic account of DNA fingerprinting and its evolution. Ultimately, Truth Machine presents compelling evidence of the obstacles and opportunities at the intersection of science, technology, sociology, and law
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Michael
Dewey number
614/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1057.55
LC item number
.L96 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
DNA fingerprinting
Label
Truth machine : the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting, Michael Lynch ... [et al.]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223085681923
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Revolution in Forensic Science? -- DNA Profiling Techniques -- A Techno-Legal Controversy -- Molecular Biology and the Dispersion of Technique -- Chains of Custody and Administrative Objectivity -- The U.K. National DNA Database -- Deconstructing Probability in the Case R. v. Deen -- Science, Common Sense, and DNA Evidence -- Fixing Controversy, Performing Closure -- Postclosure -- Fingerprinting: An Inversion of Credibility -- Finality?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780226498065
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 191207065
  • (OCoLC)191207065
Label
Truth machine : the contentious history of DNA fingerprinting, Michael Lynch ... [et al.]
Link
Publication
Bar code
31223085681923
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Revolution in Forensic Science? -- DNA Profiling Techniques -- A Techno-Legal Controversy -- Molecular Biology and the Dispersion of Technique -- Chains of Custody and Administrative Objectivity -- The U.K. National DNA Database -- Deconstructing Probability in the Case R. v. Deen -- Science, Common Sense, and DNA Evidence -- Fixing Controversy, Performing Closure -- Postclosure -- Fingerprinting: An Inversion of Credibility -- Finality?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780226498065
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 191207065
  • (OCoLC)191207065

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