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.
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.