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Topics: Police, Criminal justice, Crime Pages: 1 (309 words) Published: April 4, 2015
1. What do you think you'd like most about working as a forensic scientist? Why? What do you think you'd like least about working as a forensic scientist? Why? The thing I would like most about working as a forensic scientist would be getting to help the criminal justice system solve a crime through science. The reason why is because I have always enjoyed science courses from a young age, and I have also enjoyed reading about and watching different crime cases. Getting to help law enforcement officials solve a crime would benefit the community in getting a criminal off the streets. What I would least enjoy, however, is knowing that there could be the slightest mistake that could completely ruin evidence. This would be my least favorite thing simply for the fact that it means letting a criminal walk away if there is nothing else incriminating them. 2. Do you think you suffer from the "CSI effect"? Why or why not? What problems do you think this "effect" has on the criminal justice system? I believe I do not suffer from the “CSI effect” anymore. When I was younger, I used to suffer from the “CSI effect” because I did not know any better and expected the television series I would watch to be completely, 100% truthful. Over the years, though, I would look into and research information on crime solving, and the façade that television programs had shown me began to fade away. I believe this “effect” causes problems on the criminal justice system because it will give people a false sense of hope that a crime will be solved within 24 hours, and that evidence will be obvious and quick to collect. People probably do not realize that these tasks take time, and that if it is to be done correctly, the process cannot be rushed.
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