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 {{ ::​police-tape.jpg?​400 |"NSW Police tape" 2019}} {{ ::​police-tape.jpg?​400 |"NSW Police tape" 2019}}
  
-In some way, the space of crime scene is communicated by a natural sign: the tape marks the boundary. But imagine this from a purely etic perspective. Imagine being an alien from outer space. How do you know that this line should not be crossed? What's to say that it's not a finish line or a decorative ribbon? The markings on the tape are read symbolically,​ and would only make sense in an [[:​emic_and_etic|emic]] perspective. ​+In some way, the space of crime scene is communicated by a natural sign: the tape marks the boundary. But imagine this from a purely etic perspective. Imagine being an alien from outer space. How do you know that this line should not be crossed? What's to say that it's not a finish line or a decorative ribbon? The markings on the tape are read symbolically,​ and would only make sense in an [[:​emic_and_etic|emic]] perspective. The space of the crime scene is visible to someone with this emic perspective. In that sense also, //crime scene// is an emic category within the cultural worldview of New South Wales
  
  
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