Bodies of Science and Law: Forensic DNA Profiling, Biological Bodies, and Biopower

Toom, Victor (2012) Bodies of Science and Law: Forensic DNA Profiling, Biological Bodies, and Biopower. Journal Of Law And Society, 39 (1). pp. 150-166. ISSN 1467-6478

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How is jurisdiction transferred from an individual's biological body to agents of power such as the police, public prosecutor and judiciary, and what happens to these biological bodies when transformed from private into public objects? These questions are examined by analyzing bodies situated at the intersection of science and law. More specifically, the transformation of 'private bodies' into 'public bodies' shall be analyzed by going into the details of forensic DNA profiling in the Dutch jurisdiction. It will be argued that various 'forensic genetic practices' enact different 'forensic genetic bodies'. These enacted forensic genetic bodies are connected with various infringements of civil rights, which become articulated in exploring these forensic genetic bodies' 'normative registers'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic genetics, bodies
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 15:18
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:47

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