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TitleCommunicating forensic genetics: 'enthusiastic' publics and the management of expectations
Author(s)Nunes, Nina Amelung
Granja, Rafaela
Machado, Helena
Editor(s)Felt, Ulrike
Davies, Sarah R.
KeywordsForensic Genetics
Issue date25-Feb-2020
PublisherSAGE Publications
CitationAmelung, N.,Granja, R. & Machado, H. (2020). Communicating forensic genetics: 'enthusiastic' publics and the management of expectations. In U. Felt & S. Davies (Eds.), Exploring Science Communication (pp. 209-226). Londres: Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract(s)[Excerpt] ‘One of the most important problems in forensic medicine’, write foren- sic geneticists Angel Carracedo and Lourdes Prieto, ‘is the so-called “CSI effect”’ (Carracedo & Prieto 2018: 4). Their description of the threat posed by TV shows such as Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) to their dis- cipline runs as follows: ‘[m]ost TV series present forensic evidence as infallible – one hundred percent reliable, with no margin for doubt – when reality is very different: the scientific validity of forensic tests is variable’ (ibid.) [...].
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