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Fictional Death and Scientific Truth: The Truth-value of Science in Contemporary Forensic Crime Fiction

Bergman, Kerstin LU (2012) In Clues: A Journal of Detection 30(1). p.88-98
Abstract
The author explores the relationship between science and truth in forensic crime fiction by analysis of narrative and media specific constituents of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cornwell’s The Scarpetta Factor. Both are found to convey strong bonds between science and truth, and readers/viewers are likely to assume that this is the case also in the external world.
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science, scientist, scientist detective, fictional science, truth, fictional truth, crime fiction, forensic crime fiction, forensic genre, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Patricia Cornwell
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Clues: A Journal of Detection
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30
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88 - 98
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1940-3046
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Science in the Crime Genre
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  title        = {Fictional Death and Scientific Truth: The Truth-value of Science in Contemporary Forensic Crime Fiction},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2012},
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