10-15 notes - CJ 110 Slide Notes I Contemporary Policing a...

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CJ 110 10/15/07 Slide Notes I. Contemporary Policing a. Major Issues (Impact of science and technology) i. Why do we look at crime photos? ii. Why do we have an “insatiable appetite” for crime? iii. Major Issues of Science and Technology 1. The CSI Effect – curiosity of crime and autopsy causes unrealistic expectations about what the police can do when it comes to crime solving a. The CSI Effect is the phenomenon in which the popularity of television shows such as CSI and Law and Order has raised crime victims’ and jury members’ expectations about the effectiveness of criminal justice. The effect is impacted criminal justice in numerous ways. b. New emphasis/interest on science c. Expectations of Victim/Jurors i. Jurors are incredibly unpredictable ii. Jurors make decisions based on other things than what they hear in the courtroom d. Criminal Habits i. Prosecutors and criminals change the way they do things based on what they see on TV 2. The Power of scientific evidence a. Fingerprints
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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10-15 notes - CJ 110 Slide Notes I Contemporary Policing a...

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