How do TV crime shows and authentic forensic analysis compare and contrast?

875 Words May 11th, 2014 3 Pages
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of a TV crime show? If I had to choose, it would be clue gathering, or even problem solving. TV crime shows are generally known for the murders and cases behind solving who committed the crime; because who would want to watch a show about a robbery. In these shows, the producers attempt to exaggerate and speed up the process of forensic analysis. As a result, this would contrast to the authentic, or real life process of crime scene investigations. Although I do believe that there are many great TV crime shows, I’d have to pick two specific episodes that would clearly identify a realistic and unrealistic visualization of what a forensic analysis looks like; an episode of …show more content…
Bones, one of the investigators said, “That’s as good as a fingerprint!,” when one complete dental impression may not have been enough to establish who actually did the crime. With this in mind, they had evidence, but not enough to conclude the suspect as guilty of committing the crime. Finally, I would like to pose the question of “Do crime TV shows really influence jurors or legal professionals when it comes to the criminal justice system?” My

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