CSI effect

Definition of "CSI effect"
  1. A perceived influence on jurors, arising from crime TV shows, where they may hesitate to convict if sufficient forensic evidence is not presented, though it's often not necessary or available
How to use "CSI effect" in a sentence
  1. The lack of DNA evidence in the trial possibly contributed to a real CSI effect among the jury members.
  2. Some legal experts question whether the CSI effect has a significant impact on court cases.
  3. Defense lawyers must be aware of the potential CSI effect, as jurors may expect a higher level of forensic evidence than is realistically available or necessary.

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