“CSI Effect” Causing More Juries To Acquit

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With a perfectly powdered yet furrowed brow, the sexy crime scene investigator arrives at a Las Vegas apartment and finds a dead man, recounts the Baltimore Sun. Minutes later, she spies a tiny shard of glass in the pant cuff of the victim's brother, matches it to shattered glass in the apartment, and quickly proves the evil brother to be the murderer. Case solved in an hour, minus commercials. As "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and similar programs have topped America's most-watched lists, lawyers say jurors increasingly expect to encounter in the courtroom what they've seen . . .

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