Real and Fictional Crime Show

Feb 3rd, 2012
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For this assignment watch both a real and a fictional crime show. Your choices for a real crime show are: First 48, Final Witness, or 48 Hour Mystery. Your choices for a fictional show are CSI, The Closer, or NCIS (Hint… You may want to record these episodes). In a 2- 3 page paper, using APA formatting, summarize both cases and then compare and contrast the investigation of both crime scenes and the tools used. Consider how the influence of fictional crime shows impacts the investigations of real crime scenes

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Real and Fictional Crime ShowNameClassDateProfessorReal and Fictional Crime Show Crime shows are a popular for capturing the attention of an audience whether the crime show is fictional or if it is based on a real life scenario. One of the most popular crimes show on television is CSI while another is 48 Hours. In both of these shows science is employed through forensic investigations to discover who is guilty of committing the crime and develop evidence that will be used in a court of law to prove their guilt. In the fictional television show, CSI, a team of crime scene investigators work with police to solve crimes while in the show 48 hours the steps taken by police in a real crime investigation is laid out as well as how the crime was solved. 48 Hours Episode In the most recent episode of 48 hours police investigate the unsolved murder of a father after his son asks police to reopen the case and find his killer. Police had always suspected victim Russell Douglas was killed by his wife former beauty queen Peggy Sue Thomas. When police reopen the investigation they discover a link between Thomas and a previous boyfriend, James Huden. Through witnesses testimony and linking a gun owned by Huden to the murder he was arrested and convicted. Thomas refused to testify against Huden and Huden refused to implicate Thomas in the murder. Once Huden was found guilty and sentenced to 80 years for the crime he no longer wanted to remain sile

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