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    The CSI Effect

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    There are a wide variety of creative and interesting crime shows on television today that a great deal of today’s society follow. Shows such as CSI, Law and Order, Forensic Files, and NCIS are becoming increasingly popular and the way the shows are scripted makes for compelling television. While these shows are indeed interesting, they are giving viewers a false sense of knowledge when it comes to the real world of forensic science and the criminal justice system as a whole. The “CSI Effect” is causing everyday jurors to feel more confident in decision making when it comes to cases they are trying which is causing them to need more evidence to convict even for the simplest of crimes. The “CSI Effect” is “the phenomenon in which jurors hold…

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    Csi Effect Myth

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    2000s, the media has propagated the myth that television shows like CSI, which use forensic science, have created a “CSI Effect.” If this CSI Effect were true, it would dismantle the jury system and create real questions concerning the reliability of the decision making process. In this paper, it will be argued that the CSI Effect is nothing more than a media myth and the evidence…

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    CSI Effect Essay

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    The “CSI Effect” which is the effect of crime television shows on the verdicts made in court cases or on other aspects of the criminal justice system. The perceived rise in acquittals can also plausibly by explained without any reference either to watching CSI or to view crime drama more generally. Tyler (2006), stated, “With an ever-increasing number of crime television programs in which forensic tests are used to solve a case in the course of a single episode. Many criminal justice officials…

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    CSI Effect

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    The "CSI Effect" and Its Potential Impact on Juror Decisions the “CSI Effect” first described in the media as a phenomenon resulting from viewing forensic and crime based television shows. Jurors can be influenced by this effect which can or may cause them to have unrealistic expectations of forensic science during a criminal trial. It will affect jurors’ decisions during a conviction or acquittal process. Research has shown the “CSI Effect” has a pro-defense bias, in that jurors are less likely…

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    The jury thought of the evidence as an open and shut case. Later on there was a survey taking asking were the decision that the jury gave influence by CSI and most of the jury said yes. This was a case were the prosecutors took a gamble and won. Most cases do not end like this. Most case there is not enough evidence to back up the case. The CSI Effect is only a theory, which means there are not enough facts to back up this case but enough intelligence for some facts to stand. For every…

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    Evidence Interpretation

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    It can play a role in reconstruction of a criminal crime scene as well link physical and biological evidence between a victim and the suspect(s) (Fish, Miller, Braswell, & Wallace Jr., 2014). The actions of the crime scene investigator are crucial at every crime scene. Upon arrival, the crime scene investigator (CSI) is the individual who scopes the crime scene for evidence pertaining to the crime scene as well as collects all evidence to the best of their ability. Furthermore, the crime…

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    CSI Effect On Crime

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    Crime dramas have topped the charts of most watched television shows for a long time. Crime dramas ranging everywhere from NCIS, Law & Order, to JAG, and CSI have resulted in a boom of misconception about the legal system. One major effect has often been referred to as the “CSI effect” in which jurors often come into the courtroom with a preconceived notion of the capabilities of forensic scientists resulting in a higher expectation of proof. When fingerprints, dna, and all other sorts of…

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    CSI Effects On Jurors

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    The CSI effect has had a very severe negative impact on forensic science in recent years with specific reference to its impact on jurors. Jurors now need more forensic evidence in convincing them that a defendant is guilty. Durnal (2010) ‘Jurors in a murder trial noticed that a bloody coat introduced as evidence had not been tested for DNA. They alerted the judge. The tests were not needed because the defendant had acknowledged being at the murder scene...’ This is an enormous burden for the…

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    Csi Effect Case Study

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    The CSI Effect is a plague to the CJ System. As a police chief of your local department, what would you tell your officers to do/not do to combat this epidemic? What information could you forward to the media? As a Chief of Police I would tell my officers to be aware of the CSI Effect, yet ignore it. I would suggest them bypass any civilian comments by not arguing with them about how long it takes to get DNA sample results back from the lab, or how it is not necessary to take finger prints…

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    Criminal cases across the United States go to trial every day whether state or federal, with so many cases going through the court systems prosecutors and defense attorneys have to be constantly on the lookout for a new phenomenon known as the CSI effect. The CSI effect or also known as the Crime Scene Investigation syndrome is a common syndrome that affects potential jurors for criminal cases, this syndrome is very common with the rise of crime television shows. Americans need to understand…

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