Popular press and forensic genetics in Portugal: Expectations and disappointments regarding two cases of missing children

  title={Popular press and forensic genetics in Portugal: Expectations and disappointments regarding two cases of missing children},
  author={Helena Machado and Filipe Santos},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={303 - 318}
Two 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… 

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