Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)- Paper

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The CSI effect: How does forensic crime television shows affect the society.NameSubmitted toDate
ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Film..................................................................................................................................................5Literature review..............................................................................................................................5Analysis...........................................................................................................................................8Recommendation.............................................................................................................................9Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................10References......................................................................................................................................12
IntroductionIn this current paper, a discussion is represented on the influence of crime scene investigation(CSI) shows on society. The main ideology behind writing this assignment is to reflect anopinion on the influence of CSI on society group comprising every age-group people. In contextto this paper, a thesis is put forward to examine the relationship between exaggerated portrayal offorensic science on crime television shows and their effects on public who find a suspect guiltywhen presented with a case involving only circumstantial and eyewitness evidence.It happensevery day that we come across a crime investigation shows and get fascinated by them becauseof the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science on shows such as CSI. Since, the profound effectof CSI shows are frequently viewed on society todayand has always been for years, there is aneed to research the effect it has on the profession in reality and based on that provide an in-depth sight that how viewing patterns of crime shows can directly or indirectly influence theeffect that results from the CSI shows.For the purpose of background, we need to dive into the origin of CSI shows. The term crimescene investigation first gained fame in the year 2004 in an article featuring the effect beingmade on trial jurors by television programs based on forensic science in USA Today. Thesynonyms for CSI are referred to as theCSI syndromeand theCSI infection. The exaggeratedportrayal of involvement of crime scene investigation and forensic science-based crime shows ontelevision has hugely impacted thepublic perception.The biggest challenge associated withsuch shows are that with the advancement ofimproved crime scene analysis and forensictechnology, people have gathered higher expectations for the provision of more forensicevidence in criminal trials (Spichler et al., 2015).
The effect of CSI shows on the society group comprising every age-group people is indeed veryreal. Youths nowadays are majorly affected by the crime scene investigation shows. The showsbroadcasted on television talks about more science and their involvement in dealing with thecrime scenes. Youths, especially students seem to be fantasized in large numbers by the kind oftools used in carrying forensic tasks. Tools such as DNA fingerprinting and 3D Laser Scanner,laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry,alternative light photographyandothers used for carrying forensic tasks have widely grabbed the attention of people when they seethe same on television finding application in solving and tracing crimes. Those CSI showsfocusing on fighting digital crime are gaining more attention and popularity in today’s world(Penfold-Mounce, et al., 2016).CSI effect is named forCSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and is a television program which waspremiered in year 2000 and is broadcasted up till the present (2000 - 2015). The programfeatures a fictional team comprising crime scene investigators who are ready to solve everycomplex and simple murder cases in theLas Vegas metropolitan area. These fictionalinvestigators are found to solve end-numbers of mysterious murder cases, with the help ofscientific methodologies. The criminal cases are solved by gathering and investigating forensicevidences on crime scenes, interrogates witnesses, and arrest criminals based on the findings.The show has gathered much popularity, and has continued to inspire views of the show. Thepopularity of forensic crime television shows are up to such an extent that viewers are highlyfascinated up till the date by the contents of the shows and out of it they develop manymisconceptions about the nature of forensic science and investigation procedures, especially inthe legal cases which take place in the real scene and not in the reel (Bull, et al., 2014).
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