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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2135: Forensic Cultures

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.

Basic reading:


Adam, A., 2015. A history of forensic science: British beginnings in the twentieth century. Routledge.

Bechky, B.A., 2021. Blood, Powder, and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence Into Proof. Princeton University Press.

Machado, H. and Prainsack, B., 2016. Tracing technologies: Prisoners' views in the era of CSI. Routledge.

Newburn, T., Williamson, T. and Wright, A. eds., 2012. Handbook of criminal investigation. Routledge.

Lawless, C., 2016. Forensic Science: A sociological introduction. Routledge.

Lynch, M., Cole, S.A., McNally, R. and Jordan, K., 2010. Truth machine. University of Chicago Press.

Williams, R. and Johnson, P., 2013. Genetic policing: The uses of DNA in police investigations. Willan.