CSI Effect

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When we look at the CSI effect also, known as the CSI syndrome it leaves us to wonder what impact does it have on our legal system and its decision- making process. The CSI effect is a socially constructed phenomenon by which exposure to crime media distorts the viewers’ expectations of justice. It is a media effect. It takes its namesake from the popular CBS crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It also combines a science and technology effect. Constant exposure to crime dramas that present a plentiful amount of scientific evidence, potentially create jury bias (Thomas, 2006). The forensic science to viewers appears factual. It is not. The legal experts are concerned that juries may be confusing fact with fiction. Prosecutors have been

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