Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The CSI Effect

It was inevitable. The very popular CSI and it's various spin-offs have given criminals a tutorial on how to destroy evidence of their crimes.
Prosecutors have complained for years about "the CSI effect" on juries -- an expectation in every trial for the type of high-tech forensic evidence the show's investigators uncover. It also appears the popular show and its two spinoffs could be affecting how some crimes are committed. "They're actually educating these potential killers even more," said Capt. Ray Peavy, also of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and head of the homicide division. "Sometimes I believe it may even encourage them when they see how simple it is to get away with on television."
You can read the entire article HERE.