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
     
 

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. 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…  See more details below

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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. 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 science, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research methods.

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

Ch. 1Primitive yet contemporary : matrices of meaning1
Ch. 2The shape of believing15
Ch. 3From myth to law21
Ch. 4The romance of science and medicine25
Ch. 5The science of commitment41
Ch. 6Criminal behavior and brain imaging techno-science61
Ch. 7DNA fingerprinting75
Ch. 8Notes from the trial of the century85
Ch. 9Logics of discovery, chance, and scientific evidence in the court103

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