what is CSI Effect

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what is CSI Effect?

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CSI EffectNameClassDateProfessorCSI Effect The "CSI effect" refers to the recent phenomena associating television shows, such as CSI, with the criminal court case and the myth that the only way to provide a defendant guilty of a crime is with scientific evidence. Due to shows like CSI and Law & Order, where every possible new technology or discovering is available to assist law enforcement in identifying criminal offenders and in developing full proof scientific evidence, but in reality law enforcement agencies have very few new technologies available and must solve crimes with old fashioned police work. The problem is that due to these television shows juries are now expecting the prosecutor to provide forensic evidence that point to a clear suspect instead of the usual circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial evidence is evidence that points to the guilt of the criminal defendant but is not direct evidence of their guilt. In other words the circumstantial evidence infers a connection between the crime and the criminal defendant or evidence that can dispute the facts being presented. The fact is circumstantial is used on most criminal case

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