True Crime and the Justice of God: Ethics, Media, and Forensic Science (Paperback)

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True Crime and the Justice of God: Ethics, Media, and Forensic Science (Paperback)

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Utilizing the tools of forensic science and Christian theological ethics, this book resituates prominent criminal cases within their social and forensic contexts. Particular attention is given to the ways in which patterns of systemic ignorance and social inequity sustain anti-blackness and violence against women in society at large and in daily life. Explores the Western phenomena of true crime and its impact on the Christian moral imagination. This project sits in direct conversation with the following three bodies of literature: 1) theological and moral engagement of criminal justice, 2) theological engagement of popular media, and 3) forensic science in the media.
Elisabeth T. Vasko is associate professor of theology at Duquesne University and author of Beyond Apathy: A Theology for Bystanders (Fortress 2015). Her work has focused on theological justifications for violence and discrimination and the role that Christian theology and faith communities have played in resisting violence. Prior to her work in academia, she served as a youth and young adult minister in Chicago. Lyndsie Ferrara is a teaching assistant professor of forensic science and law at Duquesne University. Her primary areas of research relate to ethics education in forensic science as well as DNA mixture interpretation. She is a former biologist at the U.S. Army Crime Investigation Laboratory and a forensics specialist/contractor for the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626984721
ISBN-10: 1626984727
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: April 20th, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English