Evidently Rape

Medical, legal and lay understandings of physical evidence in rape cases (Evidently Rape) is a cross-disciplinary, convergence environment headed by professor May-Len Skilbrei. We will examine how physical evidence matters and can matter in how the crime of rape is met by medical and criminal justice institutions in Norway. The project builds on the starting assumption that the production of medical and legal facts is co-constitutive. Law and policing practices influence what physical evidence is harvested for testing and how it is harvested; medical expertise and methodologies then transform evidence into medical and forensic facts to be applied in the investigation and prosecution of crime.