Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Quiz 2 :
Adult Forensic Consultation
Pros of CSI effect: protects defendants from being potentially wrongly convicted on circumstantial or otherwise inconclusive evidence; allows jurors to determine on a case-by- case basis what constitutes "reasonable doubt." Cons of CSI effect: defendants who are guilty may be acquitted due to the presence of only circumstantial evidence; may place pressure on scientific experts to overstate their findings; jurors may place too much emphasis on errors associated with scientific evidence to the neglect of other forms of evidence which may correctly point to a defendant's guilt.