1. Introduction : understanding forensic science through social research 2. Forensics in the media : representations and 'realities' 3. Shaping forensic science as discipline and profession 4. Evaluating and organizing forensic science and practice 5. Reconstructing a reconstructive science : probability and performativity in forensic investigation 6. Law-science interactions and new technology 7. Forensic technology, ethics and society 8. Pathways of forensic innovation 9. The possible future relations between forensic science and social research.