When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View / Edition 1

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View / Edition 1

by Lola Romanucci-Ross, Laurence R. Tancredi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402027567

ISBN-13: 9781402027567

Pub. Date: 04/06/2005

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological.

Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the

Overview

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological.

Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges, and duties, and provide perspectives to cultural self-knowledge.

This volume can be used as a text for courses taught in medical schools and law schools. It will be of particular interest to students taking courses in health science, public health, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, psychology, sociology, public justice, behavioral sciences, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402027567
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/06/2005
Series:
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine Series, #24
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

From the contents:
Prologue.
Chapter one. Primitive Yet Contemporary: Matrices of Meaning.
Chapter two. The Shape of Believing.
Chapter three. From Myth to Law.
Chapter four. The Romance of Science and Medicine.
Chapter five. The Science of Commitment.
Chapter six. Criminal Behavior and Brian Imaging Techno-Science.
Chapter seven. DNA Fingerprinting.
Chapter eight. Notes from the Trial of the Century.
Chapter nine. Logics of Discovery, Chance, and Scientific Evidence in the Court.
Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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