Blood, powder, and residue : : how crime labs translate evidence into proof

Title Blood, powder, and residue : : how crime labs translate evidence into proof
Names Bechky, Beth A.
Book Number DB108139
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Blood, Powder, and Residue goes inside a metropolitan crime laboratory to shed light on the complex social forces that underlie the analysis of forensic evidence. Drawing on eighteen months of rigorous fieldwork in a crime lab of a major metro area, Beth Bechky tells the stories of the forensic scientists who struggle to deliver unbiased science while under intense pressure from adversarial lawyers, escalating standards of evidence, and critical public scrutiny. Bechky brings to life the daily challenges these scientists face, from the painstaking screening and testing of evidence to making communal decisions about writing up the lab report, all while worrying about attorneys asking them uninformed questions in court. She shows how the work of forensic scientists is fraught with the tensions of serving justice-constantly having to anticipate the expectations of the world of law and the assumptions of the public-while also staying true to their scientific ideals. Blood, Powder, and Residue offers a vivid and sometimes harrowing picture of the lives of highly trained experts tasked with translating their knowledge for others who depend on it to deliver justice." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
Narrator Durante, Emily.
Local Subject Crime & True Detective - CRI
General Non-Fiction - GNF
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Sciences - SCI
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Female narrator.
Unrated.
LC Subject Crime laboratories
Crime scene searches
Criminal investigation
Forensic sciences
Forensic scientists
Nonfiction
Informational works
Trivia and miscellanea
Downloadable books
Talking books
Call Number 363.25 ANF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022
Original Publication Reissue of: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., OverDrive, [2020] 9781705242476
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