Media and Criminal Justice by Dennis J. Stevens
The CSI Effect

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Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect illustrates how media coverage and television programs inform the public’s perception of criminal justice. The CSI Effect can be characterized as the phenomenon whereby fiction is mistaken for reality and the assumption that all criminal cases can be solved through the employment of hi-tech forensic science such as crime scene investigation and DNA testing as depcited on television crime shows. This text provides broad, balanced, and comprehensive coverage of timely events in CSI, prosecutors, and wrongful convictions. The author explores some common misconceptions and helps readers towards a critical analysis of the information they see in the media and entertainment.

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Dennis J. Stevens was born and raised in Michigan, which he left after receiving a BA in Religion from Central Michigan University. He then lived in Massachusetts for 22 years doing various jobs having nothing to do with religion. He also briefly lived abroad. A lifelong horror fan, he has shocked friends and family by actually finishing a project.
Published April 19, 2011 by Jones & Bartlett Learning. 401 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Crime, Law & Philosophy.