Forensic Science And Criminal Science Essay

1707 Words May 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
The word forensic derives from the Latin word “forensis” which means to be publicly known or heard. Most forensic scientists in the 1800 and 1900’s were self- taught but even now there are not many colleges that are certified to give a degree in forensics. Forensic science has been around since 44 B.C. but it wasn’t recognized as a method of science until the late 20th century. Forensic science is an asset in solving crime. Forensic science has become so popular in the past twenty- five years.
I became interested in forensic science around 2013, because I was sick a lot, which made me stay home a lot and I watched different cop shows. The stuff that popped to me was how they solved the crimes in the lab and how that put the bad guys away. I found it really interesting how the different machines work, the more I watched cop shows I began watching more science- based shows. Now I have been studying the different fields of forensic science. Studying these fields, I have learned about the CSI Effect. The CSI effect is where television shows such as Law and Order, NCIS, CSI, Bones etc. show that solving crime moves quickly, but in actuality it can be a two to three-week process. Where the CSI Effect shows most is when a television show portrays a court trial, in the real world prosecutors that the CSI Effect will cause conflict in jurors. For Example, in a murder trial the prosecution introduced a bloody coat as evidence. The jurors alerted the judge that that coat has not…

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