Enacting forensics in homicide investigations

Williams, Robin and Weetman, Jason (2013) Enacting forensics in homicide investigations. Policing and Society, 23 (3). pp. 376-389. ISSN 1043-9463

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2012.703200

Abstract

This article, co-authored by an academic and a forensic practitioner, describes some of the gaps in current knowledge of the utility of forensic science support to homicide investigations. It also reflects on the experience of a recent pilot study of the use of forensic science in homicide investigations in an English police force to argue for new kinds of research capable of grasping the ways in which issues of temporality, agency and contingency are imbricated with one another in the typical trajectories of homicide inquiries, at least as far as the contribution of forensic science is concerned.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal investigation, forensic science, homicide
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 14:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11944

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