Not only can media influence the opinion of the jury but also the public. During the Casey Anthony case the media had a barrage of legal professionals condemning this women before the final verdict was concluded. TIME magazine called it” The Social Media Trial of the Century” (Varma, 2011). No matter what the outcome of the case that person will never have a normal life. “According to data from NM Incite, 64 percent of people on Twitter disagreed with the ”not guilty” verdict, while only 1% agreed (35% were neutral)”( Varma, 2011). Because of media allowed in courts this woman is considered guilty by 64% of people, even though she was found not guilty.
Media Influence in Capital Cases. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.capitalpunishmentincontext.org/issues/media Varma, A. (2011). Twitter: Only 1% Think Casey Anthony Innocent. Retrieved from