1.     Donald , Shelton E.. "The 'CSI Effect': Does It Really Exist?" Office of Justice Programs . March 17, 2008 . National Institute of Justice . <http://nij.gov/journals/259/csi-effect.htm>.

Donald Shelton, an honorable well-known felony trial judge, in his article, "The 'CSI Effect': Does It Really Exist?” claims that the advancement in technology in criminal investigation television programs has extensively impacted the jurors decision in trial.  Shelton supports his implications by presenting empirical evidence on how jurors expect more forensic evidence in cases in which they watch criminal justice programs, commonly known as the CSI Effect.  His purpose is to make readers aware of large amount of influence this phenomenon has had on society in order to help the public come to the realization as to the actuality behind forensic analysis. He establishes a well thought out formal and highly analytical ton with the way he presents the information to his audience of sophisticated readers and knowledge searching citizens.

2.     "The "CSI Effect": Juries Demand More Evidence | LegalZoom. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013 <http://www.legalzoom.com/everyday-law/courtroom/csi-effect-juries-demand>.

Mariah Wojdacz, a writer for Legal Zooms, in her article, “The "CSI Effect": Juries Demand More Evidence” assists that “The CSI Effect” in the United States has affected the forensic laboratory’s and the toll they have taken on in the increase in workload. She supports her claim by illustrating a broad horizon of prosecuting attorneys, forensic scientists and judges opinions in the way jurors see the need for forensic evidences, manly focusing on DNA. Her purpose is to make her readers more aware of the constant demand for more evidence is unrealistic in order to drive in the point that laboratories cannot always come up with an abundant amount of evidence to present. Wojdacz establishes a highly informative tone with her answer seeking, but still sophisticated audience.

3.     Mancini, Dante E.. "The CSI effect reconsidered: is it moderated by need for cognition?" IP research and communities . 03/01/2011. march 16,2013 <http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/North-American-Journal-Psychology/249058080.html>.

A highly respected Psychologist, Dante Mancini in his article "The CSI effect reconsidered: is it moderated by need for cognition?" suggests that “The CSI Effect” programs have had on jurors and the reasoning behind wanting more evidence  can be reinforced with need for cognition.  He supports his implications by describing a mock trial done on undergraduates by illustration how this showed the need for cognition influenced evidence flaws. Dante’s apparent purpose is to show other ways of supporting how forensic shows have skewed jurors perception in order to help them examine all possibilities that this phenomenon has had on society. He builds a highly bold tone with the audience, attracting the middle classes eyes.  

4.     J. Winter, Ryan. "The 'CSI Effect': Now playing in a courtroom near you?" Judicial Notebook. June 2007. American Psychological Association . march 16,2013 <http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun07/jn.aspx>.

Florida’s International University, PhD, Ryan Winter, in his article, "The 'CSI Effect': Now playing in a courtroom near you?" shows that the “CSI Effect” really does change the way a trial goes. Winter supports his implication by addressing a particular case where evidence or lack of made a huge difference. His purpose is to drive the concept of the need for an abundant amount of evidence out of his reader’s heads in order to help the corrupted justice system. Winter establishes a highly analytical, informative tone with her audience of educated readers.



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