Tuesday, February 21, 2006

CSI Influence on Criminals

Police and prosecutors are complaining about the effects of the television show Crime Scene Investigation. From it, suspects have learned to destroy evidence via bleaching away DNA; scrubbing away finger prints, even those on corpses; and burning crime scenes and bodies. For example, a California man accused of rape and murder cleaned and bleached the crime scene, vacuumed carpets, and removed the victims' clothing and bedding. Prosecutors complain that juries still expect hard evidence, even from a cleansed crime scene.

The National Law Journal, February 13, 2006, p. 4.
Available at the Cincinnati Law Library

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