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FORCE – Forensic Culture in Europe, 1930-2000

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Lara Bergers MSc

Lara Bergers is a PhD candidate in the FORCE project, focusing on forensic culture in the Netherlands. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Maastricht University and her master’s degree in the history and philosophy of science from Utrecht University. She has a long-standing interest in the forensic sciences and the processes by which scientific expertise gets made and unmade (both inside courtrooms and without.) She has a soft spot for theories and technologies that are contested, as evidenced by the subject of her master’s thesis: the history of lie detection in the Netherlands.