Susana Costa


Biography

Susana Costa is assistant researcher at Centre for Social Studies - Associate Laboratory. 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: "Inside - Characterization of the population inserted in the Portuguese DNA database and its impact in the efficiency of the criminal justice system and citizens' "rights ( 2021.02136.CEECIND/CP1698/CT0003 ) 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. She is member of the Ethics Commission of the Portuguese Sociological Association since April 2021. She is co-coordinator of the thematic line Risk(s), ecologies, health Member of the Directorate Board of Innocence Project (Portugal) 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, Santos, Filipe e Ademar, Carlos, "Da cena de crime ao tribunal. Trajetórias e culturas forenses", Pactor, 2020, Costa, Susana and Helena Machado, "A ciência na luta contra o crime", Humus, 2012. She highlights the following papers recently published: Costa, Susana (2021). "DNA as 'ready -made evidence': An analysis of Portuguese judges' views, The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, Costa, Susana.(2019) "Travelling to Prüm -euphoria and dysphoria regarding the use of DNA data between and beyond borders", Crime Law and Social Change 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

Book Chapter

Vera, Duarte; Costa, Susana; Cardoso, Catarina; Soares, Mariana (2022), Comportamentos e atitudes face aos animais de companhia em tempo de Covid-19: um estudo exploratório em Portugal, in M. Paulino, S. Horta & P. Emanuel Silva (org.), Animais e Pessoas: Maus-tratos a animais, Link para a violência contra pessoas. Intervenção assistida. Lisboa: Pactor, 53-71

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Article in Scientific journal

Costa, Susana (2021), "DNA as 'ready-made evidence': An analysis of Portuguese judges' views", The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 136571272110703

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Book Chapter

Costa, Susana (2021), Quem não quer ser lobo não lhe veste a pele - Análise do Caso Saltão, in Adaylson Wagner Sousa de Vasconcelos e Thamires Nazara Sousa de Vasconcelos (org.), Direito: Justiça, políticas Públicas e as Relações entre Estado e Sociedade. Ponta Grossa: Atena Editora, 121-128

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