With producing reality shows comes producing inaccuracies in portrayals in order to reach as many viewers and gain as high ratings as possible every week with each new episode. Every day life is boring, yet people tend to be attracted to the relatable shows that portray real life in eccentric ways – ways that they believe could be imitated by the average person. In many cases, these shows could remain harmless, as it is entertainment. No matter how crude or erroneous, it is just television. However, what happens when these sources of amusement actually start being damaging? Research has shown that crime shows like the ever popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have started becoming significantly detrimental to criminal
At nine AM a monday morning, John Lee was discovered dead in the CCA Lab Prep room by Professor Allan. What makes John Lees death even more surprising is that no fingerprints were found, but luckily fiber and biological evidence was found at the crime scene. Other than the fiber and the biological evidence that were found at the crime scene, the license and registration information of the vehicles that were at the CCA campus the night of the murder where determined. At the moment there were five suspects, that could have been the murders of John. These suspects include Brandy Smith, Sergio Jones, Bill Apple, Ann Smith, and Amanda Martinez. Brandy Smith alibis would be the Harkin employee that remembers seeing Brandy crying at the end of the
Police believe the couple's newborn and two-year-old child were by their father as he murdered their mother, dismembered her body, and loaded as much of her he remains as he could into a cooler. He boiled some in a pot and flushed the rest down the toilet.
On Sunday, December 4th at around 9:30 pm, a corrections officer was shot in her vehicle in New York City. Alastasia Bryan, 25 was sitting behind the wheel of her gray sedan when a man walked up to her vehicle and shot her to death through the window (NBCNewYork). The suspect has yet to be identified, but surveillance videos show a man exiting his vehicle, walking up to Bryan’s vehicle and shooting her to death. After the shooting, the unknown shooter walked back to his vehicle and drove off (NBCNewYork). Whether or not Bryan was intentionally targeted or not is still unknown. Sunday night investigators were seen examining the scene where they found numerous bullet holes in the driver side window of the gray sedan (NBCNewYork).
The definition of forensic science is any scientific research, method, or theory used to analyze evidence in an attempt to solve legal cases (Cho). In recent years, there has been growing public interest in forensic science, arguably because of the numerous television programs that glamorize its practices. This phenomenon is part of what is known as the CSI effect, or the process through which devoted fans of popular crime dramas develop unrealistic notions of forensic science methods, practices, and their applications in real life cases (Mancini 544; Stevens 37; Ley, Jankowski, and Brewer 52). The CSI effect has had more negative impacts on forensic science and society than positive impacts, especially in regards to what goes on in the
The documentary begins with the audience receiving a summary of what real CSI entails: evidence, documents ,and processing, all that seamlessly flows to the first scene. It is in this scene, the viewers learn about an innocent man who was convicted as a bomber by fingerprint matching. It’s here that Judge Shelton, Judge Edwards, and Detective Grivetti are introduced. Viewers hear from them throughout the documentary. When it is revealed that the real killer was caught, also due to his fingerprint matching, the reliability of fingerprint analysis is debated with many experts and people involved in the case. This easily introduces the second case containing another type of questionable forensic evidence: bite marks. An innocent man was convicted of murder because his dental impression matched bite marks on the body. The inclusion of this case allowed producers to provide viewers with evidence from more experts and the clear understanding that there is not standardised forensic testing, including fingerprint and bitemark identification. With this knowledge, the transition to the third case (that relied on forensic testing for an acquittal) introduced more questionable forensic science such as an odor expert. Viewers are given everything needed to tie together the information, evidence, and people from the three cases. During the conclusion, viewers are reminded of the people they have heard from; easily recalling everything because of the logical structure of the
While she investigates the crime scene she is not wearing gloves which also shows how unprepared she is for the job. She does not pick up the evidence with her hand but with a certain tool, yet she should still be wearing gloves to avoid contamination. She also puts the evidence next to her face to smell it, which can easily transfer her germs into the evidence. When CSI investigators discover evidence, they immediately collect it. When the evidence is securely packaged, they take it to a lab to analyze it. In the movie, they do not do that; they figure everything out in that exact
When the investigators arrived at the primary crime scene they surveyed the scene. Some of the first few observations the investigator noted was the victim’s body in rigor mortis, two bullet cartridges, and gunshot residue. The investigators were able to find ID inside the house and matched the victim to the resident of the apartment. The victim is Claire Evans, 28, and daughter of a wealthy business man. The investigators saw the cup lying next to the body and the cup on the table and their is a theory that the person who killed Ms. Evans
A 12 year old boy faces grown up murder charges for the murder of his father’s fiancé who happened to be eight months pregnant. Jordan Brown who was 11 years old at the time, was responsible for the death of Kenzie Houk and the fetus that was still in her womb. On February of 2009, Kenzie Houk was found on her bed with a bullet through her head. Many suspects were investigated but all of the evidence pointed to the young boy as the primary suspect. There were no witnesses to connect him to the murder but when investigators interrogated the victim’s oldest daughter, who was 7, she stated that she heard a “boom” before leaving for school with Jordan. The youngest daughter of the victim, who was 4, was the person who discovered the body on the
I was thinking should we break the prices into CSI subdivision? (For example dividing Finishes into Ceiling, flooring etc.). I would prefer if we can keep it on the high level (Just Finishes) to avoid any issues with Ed’s team. Also how do you think we can divide the internal costs between different CSI divisions?
Forensic science involves the use of science to solve criminal and civil crimes but mostly lies on the side of criminal investigations. It makes it possible to identify the criminals based on the DNA traces they leave behind. It involves analyses of blood, DNA and other evidences and later on uses the findings as evidence in the court of law. It helps in solving the various crimes in the world and this has been the greatest contributor to the growth of the sector. Cases that were previously considered impossible due to lack of evidenced tracing to the victim can now be solved using forensic science evidences. The essay aims at analyzing the different aspects of forensic science that are used in the process of solving criminal activities. It will also look at the different cases that forensic science was used to solve crimes in a court of law.
Forensic investigation process that involved several steps, the first step of each and every investigation is to determine whether or not there will be an investigation. Not all incident required an investigation, which can be categorized under accidental or natural disasters. If there is a sense of worthy scenario to do an investigation first thing is to select the person with who has well trained and experiences to conduct this type of investigation. Then as second step need to identify evidence of interest in different types. That should collect and start the investigation depending on the investigation which going to conduct, the items interest that could be anything from a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, mobile phone or USB thumb drive
Hello Margo it’s interesting in that you’re going to forensic psychology. Every time I think I’m a Forensic Psychology my mind goes to Criminal Minds or CSI because criminals are a very interesting group of people. The way they think and their reasoning (if they have any) for doing things just make psychology even more interesting to learn about. I think it’s a great idea that you want to work with veterans to get some emotional support animals because I feel like having a companion be it human or not makes any situation that someone is going through it a lot better than it could be.