"The CSI Effect" - Is TV Influencing Dane County Juries?
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... Among some prospective jurors, the popularity of TV shows that make heroes out of forensic scientists has produced a spinoff of its own: Authorities have dubbed it "the CSI effect."
The script for this phenomenon, written by prosecutors across the country and repeated by news media in recent months, is simple and compelling: Having watched hour after hour of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and other legal dramas, jurors nationwide are demanding forensic evidence and acquitting defendants when prosecutors don't deliver.