Juror Study Shows More of a BlackBerry Effect than a ‘CSI’ Effect

The chief judge of Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Mich., had heard a lot about the so-called CSI effect—said to increase jurors’ expectations that technology can solve crimes with lightning speed, just as it happens on the television show CSI. But he hadn’t seen the evidence. So Judge Donald Shelton devised two studies of people called for jury duty, and found more of a BlackBerry effect, NPR reports.

The story goes to on to say that the wealthy and more tech savvy the juror is, the more they expect scientific evidence as opposed to their familiarity with “tv science”.

 

via Juror Study Shows More of a BlackBerry Effect than a \’CSI\’ Effect – News – ABA Journal.

 

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