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Old 08-25-2011, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by I_Love_LI_but View Post
Unfortunately, in many cases there isn't much forensic evidence and there is not much the prosecution can do about it. This is just one of thousands that didn't have enough because the killer hid the body so well it wasn't found until it was skeletal.

Life is not a CSI episode where there is always some neat scientific magic trick the technicians can pull out of their hats. Jurors have to deal with that more often than not when deciding cases. I think all those TV shows put an unfair perception out there about what real law enforcement is like.
The CSI effect on jurors, of which virgode is a victim, is such a problem that the Ohio Bar Association has recommended the following jury instruction---

3. WARNING ON OUTSIDE INFLUENCE. The effort to exclude misleading outside influences information also puts a limit on getting legal information from television entertainment. This would apply to popular TV shows such as Law and Order, Boston Legal, Judge Judy, older shows like L.A. Law, Perry Mason, or Matlock, and any other fictional show dealing with the legal system. In addition, this would apply to shows such as CSI and NCIS, which present the use of scientific procedures to resolve criminal investigations. These and other similar shows may leave you with an improper preconceived idea about the legal system. As far as this case is concerned, you are not prohibited from watching such shows. However, there are many reasons why you cannot rely on TV legal programs, including the fact that these shows: ...
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:51 PM
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No. and where can we email the publisher so I can get evry1 to send out a mass email thanks.
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