Evidence in Motion: Collecting, Interpreting, Consolidating Evidence

How does does a trace turn into evidence and legal knowledge? The research projects Evidently Rape and Digital DNA follow forensic traces from the crime scene to the courtroom. Join the conference «

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Evidence transforms in its trajectory from the scene of the crime to the courtroom. It experiences changes all the way from the molecular level as represented in collected biological samples to the overall appearance of evidence in court. Through these transitions the meaning of the evidence is shaped and stabilized. While all elements of evidence are under negotiation they consolidate and crystallize as facts over time. These processes are shaped by and shape medical, legal and lay understandings and knowledges, which create legible and legitimate knowledge.