CSI Effect

22Feb 2022 by
Directions: With the readings from Week 6 in mind, answer each of the following questions.  Be sure to fully answer each part of every question. 1. According to the NIJ Journal article by Honorable Donald E. Shelton, “Many attorneys, judges, and journalists have claimed that watching television programs like CSI has caused jurors to wrongfully acquit guilty defendants when no scientific evidence is presented.” (2008).Based on the research performed and the conclusions based on this research, do you agree with this statement? Please fully explain your response.Shelton Donald E. (2008). The “CSI Effect”: Does It Really Exist?. NIJ Journal 259, pp. 1-7. 2. Describe and fully explain two (2) concepts of how to alleviate the “CSI Effect.”  How could these concepts be incorporated?  Why do you believe these concepts would be influential?3. Would the use of a professional (paid) jury help to alleviate the “CSI Effect?” List two advantages and two disadvantages of using a professional jury for court cases.
Format Requirements
Paper must be double spaced, 11 or 12 pt font and 1”margins all around.All APA 7th edition format requirements must be followed (cover page, in text citations, reference page). Refer to APA/UMGC learning resources found in the content page of this course.You must have resources to support your thoughts/opinions/information.  These must be cited both in text as well as at the end of the document. Your paper should not contain direct quotes, sourced material must be paraphrased.The 3 pages does NOT include the title page or reference page.
Week 6 Readings
Listed are various links or articles to assist with your understanding of the CSI Effect.
Roberts, Michael. (2017). Public Perceptions of Forensic Science. What is the CSI Effect?. The Balance.   https://www.thebalance.com/csi-effect-1669447
Rath, Arun. (2011). Is the ‘CSI Effect’ Influencing Courtrooms?.  NPR.   http://www.npr.org/2011/02/06/133497696/is-the-csi-effect-influencing-courtrooms
National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC). (1995-2017). CSI Effect Theory:  That’s television.  This is a courtroom.  National Institute of Justice. There are multiple pages to this, so please view all of them.  http://projects.nfstc.org/csieffect/index.html
National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC). (2012). CSI Effect Theory:  The Judge.  [YouTube Video].  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqvNDHUPCsc
Roufa, Timothy. (2016).  The “CSI Effect”.  How Crime Dramas Cloud Facts Versus Fiction in Crime Scene Investigations. The Balance. https://www.thebalance.com/the-csi-effect-974550

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