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Author Quinlan, Andrea, 1984- author
Title The technoscientific witness of rape : contentious histories of law, feminism, and forensic science / Andrea Quinlan
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV8079.R35 Q56 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020542171
Descript xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-233) and index
"In 1984, the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) was dubbed "Ontario's most successful rapist trap." Since then, the kit has become the key source of evidence in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault as well as a symbol of victims' improved access to care and justice. Unfortunately, the SAEK has failed to live up to these promises. The Technoscientific Witness of Rape is the first book to chart the thirty year history of the sexual assault evidence kit and its role in a criminal justice system that re-victimizes many assault victims in their quest for medical treatment and justice. Drawing on actor-network theory and feminist technology studies, Andrea Quinlan combs through sixty-two interviews with police, nurses, scientists, and lawyers, as well as archival records and legal cases to trace changes in sexual assault forensics, law, advocacy, and anti-violence activism in Ontario. Through this history Quinlan bravely and provocatively argues that the SAEK reflects and reinforces the criminal justice system's distrust of sexual assault victims."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Rape -- Investigation -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Rape -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Rape victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Evidence preservation -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Evidence, Criminal -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Forensic sciences -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Ontario -- History -- 20th century
Criminal justice, Administration of. fast (OCoLC)fst00883246
Evidence, Criminal. fast (OCoLC)fst00917210
Evidence preservation. fast (OCoLC)fst00917204
Forensic sciences. fast (OCoLC)fst00932011
Rape -- Investigation. fast (OCoLC)fst01089974
Rape -- Law and legislation. fast (OCoLC)fst01921383
Rape victims -- Legal status, laws, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01090027
Ontario. fast (OCoLC)fst01204832
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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