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Old August 6 2013, 09:09 PM   #91
Greg Cox
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Indeed, the concern is that jury members may expect a slam dunk in terms of forensic evidence, as seen on TV.

True story: there was one rather naive panelist on our jury who actually argued that the fact that defendant had a criminal record proved that he was innocent--because, having already been convicted of the same crime, why in heaven's name would he make that mistake again?

I patiently explained to her the concepts of career criminals, recidivism, and self-destructive behavior patterns . . ..
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