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The Power of Experts: How does the justice system handle the shifting domain of expertise in the courtroom?

Salecl, Renata (2014) The Power of Experts: How does the justice system handle the shifting domain of expertise in the courtroom? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Ahead of the closing session for Law on Trial 2014, Renata Salecl reflects on the role and authority of expertise in the justice system. She argues which experts we rely on very much depends on today’s media and the comforting fantasies they offer supporting the efficacy of science and of its empirical neutrality. But error and fraud also play a significant role and it cannot be ignored that such technologies are frequently compromised by their implementation, by subjective motives driving their design and application, and by the very strength of the expectations and fantasies they attract.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71348

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