Springer Book Archives: eBooks only 8.99 each! Save now >>

International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View

Authors: Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Tancredi, Laurence R.

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2757-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2756-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6763-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological.

Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges, and duties, and provide perspectives to cultural self-knowledge.

This volume can be used as a text for courses taught in medical schools and law schools. It will be of particular interest to students taking courses in health science, public health, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, psychology, sociology, public justice, behavioral sciences, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research models.

 

"This book illuminates our path through the largely uncharted terrain of two diverse systems of reasoning, law and medicine, as they interact in the courts. Through cultural, historical and contemporary examples such as the O.J. Simpson case, it leads us to a new way of knowing."

Igor Grant, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center, University of California, San Diego

"Provides a critical framework for considering science as ‘truth’ and illustrates the political nature of legal functioning. It will enlighten the intelligent lay person and reward the expert as it provides compressed moments of historical and cultural analyses that would make a fine novelist proud".

Leonard V. Kaplan, Mortimer Jackson Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin

"A ground-breaking and original contribution which transcends the isolation between medical and legal thought systems. Refreshingly free of jargon, this is medical anthropology at its most thoughtful and practical, and should be required reading wherever doctors, lawyers and medical anthropologists are trained".

Ivan Brady, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York (Oswego)

"The O.J. Simpson trial is particularly gripping. Science in the laboratory is contrasted with "forensic science", and the epistemology of perception and ideological interpretations are also insightfully discussed. An excellent and well-written book.

Hugo G. Nutini, University Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

 

Reviews

"At times difficult scientific and legal concepts are discussed in an entirely clear, accessible way - in an engaging even-paced writing style."

"The O.J. Simpson trial is particularly gripping; going beyond an analysis of assessing scientific methods in a court of law, the authors insightfully discuss ideological interpretations that 'facts' and perceptions engender in terms of race, class, and ethnicity."

"The authors are accomplished professionals who have spent a lifetime studying and practicing the subjects they address and who have reached in surrounding disciplines to take and make connections for all concerned. This is medical anthropology at its most thoughtful and practical."


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2757-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2756-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6763-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2757-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2757-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2756-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6763-1
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 192
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.