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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2126: Forensic Science, Conflict and Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  • Cruz-Santiago, A (2020) ‘Lists, Maps and Bones: The Untold Journeys of Citizen-led Forensics in Mexico’, Victims and Offenders.
  • Jasanoff, S. (1998) ‘The eye of everyman: Witnessing DNA in the OJ Simpson trial’, Social Studies of Science, 28, 5/6, pp.713-740.
  • Jasanoff, S. (2007) ‘Making Order: Law and Science in Action’ in Hackett, E. Amsterdamska, O., Lynch, M. and Wajcman, J. (eds) Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, pp.761-786, Boston, MA: MIT Press.
  • Moon, C. (2013). Interpreters of the Dead: Forensic Knowledge, Human Remains and the Politics of the Past. Social & Legal Studies22(2), 149-169.
  • Rosenblatt, A. (2015) Digging for the Disappeared. Forensic Sicence after atrocity. Standford Studies in Human Rights, 278 pp.
  • Schwartz-Marin, E., & Cruz-Santiago, A. (2016). Forensic Civism: Articulating Science, DNA and kinship in contemporary Mexico and Colombia. Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 58-74.
  • Schwartz-Marin, E., & Cruz-Santiago, A. (2016a). Pure Corpses, Dangerous Citizens: Transgressing the Boundaries between Experts and Mourners in the Search for the Disappeared in Mexico. Social Research:An International Quarterly, 483-510.
  • Wagner, S. E. (2008). To know where he lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenica's Missing. Los Angeles : University of California Press.