When Law And Medicine Meet: A Cultural View by Romanucci-ross, LolaWhen Law And Medicine Meet: A Cultural View by Romanucci-ross, Lola

When Law And Medicine Meet: A Cultural View

byRomanucci-ross, Lola, Laurence R. Tancredi

Paperback | November 14, 2007

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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.

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.

Title:When Law And Medicine Meet: A Cultural ViewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:November 14, 2007Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402067631

ISBN - 13:9781402067631

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"At times difficult scientific and legal concepts are discussed in an entirely clear, accessible way - in an engaging even-paced writing style.""The O.J. Simpson trial is particularly gripping; going beyond an analysis of assessing scientific methods in a court of law, the authors insightfully discuss ideological interpretations that 'facts' and perceptions engender in terms of race, class, and ethnicity.""The authors are accomplished professionals who have spent a lifetime studying and practicing the subjects they address and who have reached in surrounding disciplines to take and make connections for all concerned. This is medical anthropology at its most thoughtful and practical."