Article ID: CBB701464604

De forensische wetenschap in Nederland (1800-1930): een terreinverkenning (2016)

unapi

Forensic science in the Netherlands (1800-1930): an explorationFocusing on the forensic culture of the Netherlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this article argues that historians of Dutch forensic medicine should go beyond institutional analyses of legal changes, and pay more attention to the practices of forensic medicine, psychiatry and criminalistics. During the nineteenth century, many doctors complained about the miserable state of Dutch forensic medicine. Several developments in the period 1910-1930, such as changes in the law that allocated more room for scientific expertise in the judicial process, played a pivotal role in the establishment of forensic science. Importantly, the field of criminalistics was designed and expanded by ‘the Dutch Sherlock Holmes’, the chemist dr. Co van Ledden Hulsebosch (1877-1952), who assisted the police in their investigation and was often called in by the courts as expert witness. He embodied a strict positivism, claiming to reveal the objective truth by studying objects and traces, the ‘silent witnesses’. At the same time, based on a study of court records, as well as journal and newspaper articles, this article shows that in practice the impact of scientific expertise in court differed. Criminalists professed other ideals of objectivity than psychiatrists and doctors.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB701464604/

Similar Citations

Article Ruberg, Willemijn; (2013)
Travelling Knowledge and Forensic Medicine: Infanticide, Body and Mind in the Netherlands, 1811--1911 (/isis/citation/CBB001320595/) unapi

Book Boschma, Geertje; (2003)
Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920 (/isis/citation/CBB000320267/) unapi

Book Dan Healey; (2022)
Bolshevik Sexual Forensics: Diagnosing Disorder in the Clinic and Courtroom, 1917-1939 (/isis/citation/CBB675705188/) unapi

Article Dan Degerman; (2019)
‘Am I mad?’: the Windham case and Victorian resistance to psychiatry (/isis/citation/CBB373188237/) unapi

Article Slijkhuis, Jessica; Oosterhuis, Harry; (2013)
“Paralysed with fears and worries”: Neurasthenia as a Gender-Specific Disease of Civilization (/isis/citation/CBB001320323/) unapi

Article Stegge, G. J. Cecile aan de; (2004)
Honderdtwintig jaar psychiatrische verpleegopleiding in Nederland (/isis/citation/CBB000770580/) unapi

Book Boschma, Geertje; (2003)
The Rise of Mental Health Nursing: A History of Psychiatric Care in Dutch Asylums, 1890-1920 (/isis/citation/CBB000771214/) unapi

Book Oosterhuis, Harm; Gijswijt-Hofstra, Marijke; (2008)
Verward van geest en ander ongerief: Psychiatrie en geestelijke gezondheidszorg in Nederland (1870--2005) (/isis/citation/CBB001230344/) unapi

Book Victoria Bates; (2016)
Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England (/isis/citation/CBB833385550/) unapi

Article Crozier, Ivan; (2012)
Making Up Koro: Multiplicity, Psychiatry, Culture, and Penis-Shrinking Anxieties (/isis/citation/CBB001250104/) unapi

Book Waardt, Hans de; (2005)
Mending Minds: A Cultural History of Dutch Academic Psychiatry (/isis/citation/CBB000950348/) unapi

Article Slijkhuis, Jessica; Oosterhuis, Harry; (2014)
Cadaver Brains and Excesses in Baccho and Venere: Dementia Paralytica in Dutch Psychiatry (1870--1920) (/isis/citation/CBB001420765/) unapi

Article Biggs, David; (2007)
Notes from the Field: Dutch Civil Engineering in Indonesia (/isis/citation/CBB916968430/) unapi

Book Stuchtey, Benedikt; (2005)
Science across the European Empires, 1800--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB000773018/) unapi

Article Tagliacozzo, Eric; (2005)
The Lit Archipelago: Coast Lighting and the Imperial Optic in Insular Southeast Asia, 1860-1910 (/isis/citation/CBB000830407/) unapi

Article Kox, Anne J.; (2013)
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz's Struggle with Quantum Theory (/isis/citation/CBB001252703/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Boschma, Geertje
Ruberg, Willemijn
Slijkhuis, Jessica
Oosterhuis, Harry
Stegge, G. J. Cecile aan de
Stuchtey, Benedikt
Journals
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
History of Psychiatry
Gewina
Technology and Culture
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Publishers
Amsterdam University Press
Oxford University Press
Kok
Erasmus
Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
Cornell University Press
Concepts
Psychiatry
Mental disorders and diseases
Forensic medicine
Medicine and gender
Medicine and law
Psychiatric hospitals
People
Rümke, Henricus Cornelius
Bouman, Leendert
Horst, Lammert van der
Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon
Windham, William Frederick
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
Places
Netherlands
Great Britain
Southeast Asia
England
Germany
France
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment