Crime-Show-Viewing Habits and Public Attitudes Toward Forensic Evidence: The “CSI Effect” Revisited

@article{Baskin2010CrimeShowViewingHA,
  title={Crime-Show-Viewing Habits and Public Attitudes Toward Forensic Evidence: The “CSI Effect” Revisited},
  author={D. Baskin and I. Sommers},
  journal={Justice System Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={113 - 97}
}
  • D. Baskin, I. Sommers
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Justice System Journal
  • The present study assesses whether watching crime shows affects attitudes toward forensic evidence and whether these attitudes result in a predisposition toward conviction or acquittal in a criminal trial. Data came from a telephone survey of a random sample of 1,201 California registered voters. The results indicate that, independent of criminal justice experiences, sociodemographics, and other background characteristics, crime-show-viewing habits affect potential jurors' pretrial attitudes… CONTINUE READING
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