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The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist? | National Institute of Justice
June 4, 2012, 5:50 am
Filed under: Forensics

The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist?

by Honorable Donald E. Shelton

Crime and courtroom proceedings have long been fodder for film and television scriptwriters. In recent years, however, the media’s use of the courtroom as a vehicle for drama has not only proliferated, it has changed focus. In apparent fascination with our criminal justice process, many of today’s courtroom dramas are based on actual cases. Court TV offers live gavel-to-gavel coverage of trials over the Internet for $5.95 a month. Now, that’s “reality television”!

via The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist? | National Institute of Justice.

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