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The only options? “Experience” and “theory” in debates over forensic knowledge and expertise in early twentieth-century China

Daniel Asen

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recent scholarship on Qing forensics has focused on the ways that forensic knowledge was wielded and produced by private secretaries, officials involved in forensic inquests, and literati ... More


Facing Victims: Vision and Visage in the Forensic Exam

Sameena Mulla

in The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on a particular legal–medical artifact: the photos of wounds and injuries collected by forensic nurses who work with sexual assault victims. The use of medical expertise in legal ... More


The Necropolitics of Documents and the Slow Death of Prisoners in Turkey

Başak Can

in Turkey's Necropolitical Laboratory: Democracy, Violence and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474450263
eISBN:
9781474476539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450263.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The government used medico-legal documentation of prisoners’ health condition to solve the biopolitical crisis in penal institutions immediately after the end of death fast (2000-2007) and released ... More


Medicine and Authority

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter uses press accounts to reconstruct a spectacular case of necrophilia from the mid-nineteenth century. The subsequent trial emblematized the rivalries between medicine and the courts. ... More


Criminology: Social Crime, Individual Criminal

Louise McReynolds

in Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the emergence of forensic medicine and its role in criminal investigations. In the nineteenth century, historian Roger Smith pointed out that “various so-called ‘knowledge ... More


Emplacements: Medicine, the Navy, and the Enlightenment Heritage

Michael A. Osborne

in The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter frames and enumerates the regulatory regime and material elements of French colonial medicine and the conditions of their emergence in the seventeenth century under Jean-Baptiste Colbert ... More


Sociological Description and the Forensics of Sexuality

Durba Mitra

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses how typologies of deviant female sexuality shaped medico-legal narratives of abortion in colonial eastern India. I argue that forensic medicine shaped normative understandings ... More


There Is No Place Like Home: Home, Harm, and Healing

Sameena Mulla

in The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how forensic medicine configures the home as both harmful and healing for sexual assault victims. Forensic interventions not only reshape the image of the sexual assault victim ... More


‘This Pernicious Delusion’: Law, Medicine and Child Sexual Abuse1

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter 3 examines child sexual abuse in early twentieth-century Scotland and the competing discourses surrounding its prosecution. At the heart of the study is a set of High Court cases of sexual ... More


Finding a Cure for Bahia

Anadelia A. Romo

in Brazil's Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833827
eISBN:
9781469604084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895948_romo.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Refusing to view blackness as a cause of Bahia's backwardness, medical doctors and public health reformers known as Tropicalistas swept into political power to find a cure for Bahia's backwardness. ... More


Trials

Deborah Tuerkheimer

in Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199913633
eISBN:
9780199361830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913633.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

As a medical diagnosis of crime, SBS falls squarely within the domain of forensic medicine, a branch of forensic science. This helps to explain not only the appeal of SBS (regardless of the “CSI ... More


‘There’s the Man who Shifts the Babies’: Abortion in the Scottish High Court 1900–30

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Based on a detailed analysis of every prosecution heard in the Scottish High Court in the period 1900−30 involving a charge of abortion or attempted abortion, Chapter 5 provides a comprehensive ... More


‘Unnatural Carnal Connection’: Bestiality and the Law in Early Twentieth-century Scotland

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter 4 constitutes a pioneering study of the practice and prosecution of bestiality in twentieth-century Scotland. In turn, it examines the social status, background, lifestyle and possible motive ... More


Primers, Medical Texts, and Other Works

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows on from Chapters 8 and 9, which were devoted to Buddhist and Confucian texts, and applies a similar analysis to a variety of other texts with a focus on those that were subjected ... More


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