Jul 11 2008

A true conversation between a prosecutor and prospective juror

Published by at 2:46 pm under Comedy

According to TV Tropes, the CSI Effect is “the growing tendency of juries to refuse to convict if the prosecution fails to provide comprehensive crime scene analysis, even in trivial cases,” because of the influence of forensic crime scene dramas. Now, prosecutors sometimes try to weed out jurors that have watched CSI. That’s where conversations like this one come from…

Prosecutor: Have you ever watched CSI before?

Prospective Juror: Yes.

Prosecutor: Do you think crime scene investigation really works like that?

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