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Fugitive Performances of Death and Injury

Law Text Culture
Volume 10 (2006)

Abstract: Associate Professor John Hilton, a forensic pathologist and the former Director of the New South Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine remarked in response to allegations that dead bodies in the care of the Institute were subject to 'unethical' forensic medical practice, to reproduce or replicate injuries to the deceased. It is argued that this televisual exhumation of the relationship between mortuary life, culture and law highlights a dissonance between representing the dead body in (medico) legal discourse and remembering, or memorialising, the dead in culture. This tension is informed by an awareness of limits.

To cite this article: Bray, Rebecca Scott. Fugitive Performances of Death and Injury [online]. Law Text Culture, Vol. 10, 2006: 41-71. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=327082584679608;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1322-9060. [cited 29 May 16].

Personal Author: Bray, Rebecca Scott; Source: Law Text Culture, Vol. 10, 2006: 41-71 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1322-9060 Subject: Medical ethics; Medical jurisprudence; Forensic pathology; Medical laws and legislation; Forensic sciences; Evidence, Expert; Dead bodies (Law); Coroners; Death--Causes; Autopsy; Medical examiners (Law); Identifier: New South Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine (NSWIFM) Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection