Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Maslovskaya E.V. Social biography of forensic evidence in the context of multiple epistemic cultures. In: LEGAL THINKING: classic & postclassic paradigms ...



Maslovskaya E.V. Social biography of forensic evidence in the context of multiple epistemic cultures. In: LEGAL THINKING: classic & postclassic paradigms / Under the editorship of E . N. Tonkov, I. L. Chestnov. Saint-Petersburg: Aletheia, 2020. P. 364-388.
ISBN 978-5-00165-160-4
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Abstract

The chapter is devoted to social biography of forensic evidence in the context of multiple epistemic cultures. Drawing on approaches of contemporary sociology of science the author demonstrates that encounters of different viewpoints and practices are an essential part of production and presentation of expert evidence in legal proceedings. The article demonstrates the entanglement of structurally and epistemically defined disagreements between representatives of differrent professional groups. From the viewpoint of jurists, the main means of overcoming disagreements is translation as a form of explication of the results of forensic expert’s analysis. At the same time various tactics are used by forensic experts who have to take into account both the peculiarities of epistemic culture of jurists and structural characteristics of the juridical field.

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