Media Use and Public Perceptions of DNA Evidence

  title={Media Use and Public Perceptions of DNA Evidence},
  author={P. Brewer and B. Ley},
  journal={Science Communication},
  pages={117 - 93}
  • P. Brewer, B. Ley
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Science Communication
  • This study uses survey data to examine how various forms of media use are related to public perceptions of DNA evidence, including self-perceived understanding of DNA, perceptions of DNA evidence as reliable, weight attached to DNA evidence (or the absence thereof) in jury decision making, and support for a national DNA databank.The hypotheses build on cultivation theory, priming theory, and research regarding the “CSI effect.” The findings indicate that overall television viewing, crime… CONTINUE READING
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