Susana Costa


Biography

Susana Costa is a researcher at Centre for Social Studies - Associate Laboratory and co-coordinator of the Research Group on Studies on Science, Economy and Society (NECES) of University of Coimbra. In 1996 she had a BA in Sociology, School of Economics of University of Coimbra. She has a MA in Sociology (2001) and she has a PHd in Sociology (2010). Presently she is working on the research: "Sociocultural understandings about DNA technology at the crime scene". She is Lecturer on the Master of Criminology of ISMAI, Deviance, Crime, Control and Social Change; Orientation of Dissertation and Advanced Topics on Criminology. During the last years her research interests has been focused on the relations between science and law and the use of DNA iin the aid of justice. Her researches have been focused in social studies of science, social studies of forensic genetics , sociology of science and sociology of law. She is author of two books: Costa, Susana "A Justiça em Laboratório", Almedina, 2003; Costa, Susana, "Filhos da (sua) mãe", Almedina (2012); and co-authored others, namely, Costa, Susana and Helena Machado, "A ciência na luta contra o crime", Humus and several papers in scientific journals. She highlights the following papers recently published: Costa, Susana and Filipe Santos. "The social life of forensic evidence and the epistemic sub-cultures in an inquisitorial justice system: analysis of Saltão case" , Science and Justice Volume 59, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages 471-479 Costa, Susana, (2017). " Visibilities, invisibilities and twilight zones at the crime scene in Portugal", New Genetics and Society, vol. 36, issue 4, 375-399, https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2017.1394835


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Costa, Susana (2019), "Travelling to Prüm -euphoria and dysphoria regarding the use of DNA data between and beyond borders", Crime, Law and Social Change

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Article in Scientific journal

Costa, Susana; Santos, Filipe (2019), "The social life of forensic evidence and the epistemic sub-cultures in an inquisitorial justice system: Analysis of Saltão case", Science & Justice, 59, 5, 471-479

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Article in Scientific journal

Costa, Susana (2017), "Visibilities, invisibilities and twilight zones at the crime scene in Portugal", New Genetics and Society, 36, 4, 375-399

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