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    Forensic representations of identity: the Imago, the X Ray and the evidential image

    Haldar, Piyel (2013) Forensic representations of identity: the Imago, the X Ray and the evidential image. Law and Humanities 7 (2), pp. 129-150. ISSN 1752-1483.

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    Abstract

    The invention of photography in the nineteenth century is generally considered to have affected a sea change in evidential reasoning and in the courts' relationship to technology. This paper argues that in the use of fact x-rays provided a more revolutionary change in the forensic and trial processes. In order to analyse this more thoroughly, radiography needs to be situated in the following contexts. First the genealogy of the legal image and its relationship to death has to be examined. Second, the x ray has to be considered as part of a process that requires of the forensically endowed viewer something other than what was required of observers of the legal theatre.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 13:49
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 13:49
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8342

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