Katherine Biber is a legal scholar, historian and criminologist, and Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She is author of In Crime’s Archive: The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence (Routledge, 2019) and Captive Images: Race, Crime, Photography (Routledge, 2004). She is co-editor of Evidence and the Archive (with Trish Luker, Routledge, 2017), The Lindy Chamberlain Case (with Michelle Arrow and Deborah Staines, ASP, 2009) and Playing the Man (with Tom Sear and Dave Trudinger, Pluto Press, 1999). She is co-editor of the journal Crime, Media, Culture. She is currently writing a legal history of Jimmy Governor.
Katherine is currently writing a legal history of Jimmy Governor. Katherine’s presentation examines the cultural afterlife of criminal evidence. It explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of the criminal trial. Formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence within the trial, beyond the trial this material has aroused the interest of artists, publishers, historians, curators and journalists who wish to access and use this material for a wide range of purposes, some of which might be transgressive, dangerous or insensitive.