New book: “Transnational Criminal Cases. Media Narratives on the Use of DNA Technologies”

The book Transnational Criminal Cases. Media Narratives on the use of DNA Technology, by Marta Martins, has just been released.

This book looks at how the media reports on transnational criminal cases involving DNA technologies and explores how the dissemination of these media narratives are interpreted and perceived by forensic experts involved in police and judicial cooperation in the European Union.

This work is part of a significant innovative study, as it brings together a reflection and dialogue on two realities – the media and forensic experts. This study’s empirical innovation will help fill a scientific gap in Portugal since there are no similar studies within the context of the European Union. There are researches of this relevance (see Santos, 2015 and Machado & Santos, 2009, 2010, 2011) in Portugal. However, there is a gap in the literature about the integration of analysis in a European context. Hence, this paper seeks to contribute, enrich and complete this field of study through a phased methodological approach.

[Posted: 12-10-2021]