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dc.contributor.authorMachado, Helena-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Filipe-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-12T11:12:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-12T11:12:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier10.1177/0963662509336710-
dc.identifier.issn0963-6625por
dc.identifier.issn1361-6609por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/41854-
dc.description.abstractTwo cases of missing children in Portugal (Joana and Maddie) have recently highlighted the dilemmas and contingencies associated with the technology of "genetic fingerprinting" for forensic purposes in the context of criminal investigations. The purpose of this article is to analyze the popular press's discourses and representations around forensic genetics in the context of those two highly mediatized criminal investigation cases. The symbolical construction and representation of forensic genetics by the media presents a form of public exposure to beliefs on forensic genetics' characteristics and potential. These are blended with popular cultural contexts that are constructed with reference to images of a super-science which may carry consequences in the public understanding of forensic science. The media coverage of both cases and their actual disclosure resembles the patterns ofa CSI effect, insofar as real science's capabilities and limitations are placed against fictionalized representations of forensic science.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherSAGEpor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876-PPCDTI/67021/PTpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectForensic sciencepor
dc.subjectMedia representationspor
dc.subjectPopular presspor
dc.subjectPopularization of sciencepor
dc.subjectRepresentations of sciencepor
dc.subjectScience and popular culturepor
dc.titlePopular press and forensic genetics in Portugal: Expectations and disappointments regarding two cases of missing childrenpor
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage303por
degois.publication.lastPage318por
degois.publication.issue3por
degois.publication.titlePublic Understanding of Sciencepor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662509336710por
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0963662509336710por
degois.publication.volume20por
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextopen-
crisitem.author.deptFaculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.researchunitCentre for Social Studies-
crisitem.author.parentresearchunitUniversidade de Coimbra-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-8554-7619-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-6449-9061-
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