Viewers of crime dramas are often frustrated and confused with the pace and quality of local and national police investigations compared to what they see on television. Law enforcement wants to remind people that dramas such as CSI often provide an inaccurate portrayal of how evidence is gathered and used in a criminal investigation.
tpt‘s Forensics: Beyond the CSI Effect, premiering Sunday, October 5 at 7pm on tptMN, discusses how much real crime scene investigations depend on an understanding of the scientific method in order to properly analyze evidence.
Also, tpt has created a series of shorts about the CSI effect and its impact on public perception. Check them out to learn how greatly the methods of real-life Law enforcement differ from their TV counterparts.
Beyond the CSI Effect: Forensics discusses myths surrounding forensic science.
Beyond the CSI Effect: Evidence discusses the need for the courts to understand the science behind crime investigations.
For potential jurors, the court system depends greatly on a juror’s ability to remain unbiased throughout court preceding in order to provide the court the most accurate verdict. Impartiality 101: The Importance of Being Fair as a Juror shows you some ways and reasons to remain impartial during jury duty.