Text: “The ‘CSI Effect’: Does It Really Exist?” https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/csi-effect-does-it-really-exist
Extract: “Many attorneys, judges, and journalists have claimed that watching television programs like CSI has caused jurors to wrongfully acquit guilty defendants when no scientific evidence has been presented. The mass media quickly picked up on these complaints. This so-called effect was promptly dubbed the “CSI effect,” laying much of the blame on the popular television series and its progeny.”
DNA evidence has become such a large part of the courtroom process (on TV and to a lesser extent in real life) that some believe it is irrefutable. The evidence is “an answer that can’t be questioned” in the minds of some.