The CSI effect describes the way CSI is exaggerated on crime television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Sherlock which influences public perception. As a result, Jurors have come to have unrealistic expectations about the quantity, quality, and availability of scientific evidence, thereby raising the effective standard of proof for prosecutors. As technology improves and becomes more prevalent throughout society, people may also develop higher expectations for the capabilities of forensic technology. The csi effect creates unrealistic expectations of the public and has raised the juror’s expectations of the crime investigating field.
How did we deceive ourselves into thinking hurting ourselves will help us? Personally, I can relate to a lot of the reasons stated by those interviewed. I will pick a few of my top general reasonings and explore deeper about what goes through my mind. I want to show how you are not alone with your thoughts. You are not so far out/abnormal, a bad person, nor are you crazy.
The program does, for the most part, gives relative information to the public. On the other hand, the way the program broadcasts and displays the story’s can be very alarming and exaggerated. While watching the first minute of the program, the viewer will instantly be drawn in because of a very persuasive voice over that goes along with many visual graphics. This can be dangerous because it leads the viewer to expect and think something that may not be true. Larger soundbites are given to certain portions of the program and could persuade a viewer into believing and thinking one way when it could not be entirely true.
Lies play a very large role in this play. As readers, we see what the effects of lying are and what it does to a person’s character. Different things can cause people to lie for different reasons. Even if something terrible happens, is it okay to lie to someone to make them feel better?
Urban legends are a horrific story that is passed down through generations to persuade someone into believing that specific event has happened. But if they are just urban legends that are false then why are they continually circulating and being passed down through generations and generations. The best way to sum it up would be with Jan Brunvand’s essay The Hook in the first sentence she states, “People of all ages love a good scare.” And this quote in fact holds a lot of truth because we as humans love fear and love to scare others and ourselves. People enjoy feeling scared and seek the feeling out because, deep down, they know they are in no real danger.
In my research, I came across a very interesting article by the ethics director of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Stephen Behnke, ethics entitled, “Sexual involvements with former clients: A delicate balance of core values.” After reading this article, my belief in the problematic nature of having romantic and sexual relationships with clients was re-enforced. The article stated that having this type of relationship with a client is counter to what people in helping professions should work against, which is further harming the client. (Behnke, 2004, para 2). Entering into a relationship where deeper emotional attachments are established carries with it a significant risk of harm.
Introduction It is quite often that humanity has heard about the destructive behaviors of those with psychiatric disorders. The way these disorders impact specific individuals (and others they associate with) have begun to be expected. This is mostly due to the fact that the media portrays the most violent of acts associated with these disorders all the time on TV. However, a similar situation is presented when humankind discusses personality disorders—lesser known disorders that can inevitably do the same things that a psychiatric disorder can do, and it can be just as challenging to treat.
One ethical issue was deception; Milgram made his subjects believe that they were really shocking the ‘learner,’ when the ‘learner’ was actually a confederate of the experimenter. Milgram conducted an interview afterwards to evaluate the effect of deception, 83.7% of participants said that they were “glad to be in the experiment” (McLeod, "The Milgram Experiment”). Their eagerness to participate in an experiment in which they were asked to harm another individual indicates that these participants may have obeyed orders regardless of if there was an authority figure within the room or not. Furthermore, the experiment was designed to put the participants in a great amount of stress (McLeod, "The Milgram Experiment”). Researchers have found that stress can alter one’s decision-making process, causing them to focus on the positives (money the participants gain) rather than the negatives of the experiment (the harm that may be caused to the ‘learner’) ("Stress Changes How”).
Minor feelings of paranoia are common, but severe paranoia can cause significant fear and anxiety and can have a pronounced effect on social functioning” (“Paranoia Symptoms & Signs”). Paranoia not only affects a person’s mental state, but it can also affect that person’s life in general, specifically their interactions with others. Therefore, in conclusion, increased surveillance does not only lead individuals to seem on edge, it can also negatively affect many aspects of a that person’s life. Increased surveillance has definite positive aspects if used in a responsible manner. With increasing technology, justice can take its course upon someone deserving of it; however, as soon as the government abuses their power to monitor citizens, the people have a right to take a stand against
In the article “How Rumors Help Us Make Sense of an Uncertain World “by Nicholas Difonzo. He explains where they come from, what they consist of, and what people get from them. He explains what makes a rumor; Rumors must be informational, acts of communication, significant to the tellers and audience, and never verified truthful information. Within the passage the rumors are described to be an encouragement to others during difficult times. Nicholas Difonzo describes rumors as a positive or negative aspect.
I came across his TED talk. I am not sure if you have watched Philip Zimbardo’s TED talk, but it was very insightful, and extremely disturbing. However, after viewing the video, I understood his purpose behind this experiment; can good people be transformed to evil? According to social psychologists, there are primarily three specific ways people can, essentially, “turn to the dark side”: dispositional, situational, and Zimbardo’s discovery, systemic. Through this experiment, Zimbardo observed how the system of the jail affected the participants: for the “guards” there really wasn’t a system.
Moore establishes that the fear being embedded into the audience 's brain by journalistic media is driving Americans into a consumption frenzy. Violent crimes are largely covered by media to instigate said fear, therefore making viewers feel unsafe, and creating a desire to be prepared in case of an emergency, for example, buying guns. According to Moore, this is one of the main factors that causes the high rates of gun violence in the United States, as it creates a desire to own guns, causes paranoia among the audience, and therefore generates an expectation that the firearms will be needed. " In essence, Moore suggests that the media creates an atmosphere of terror by constantly putting the American people on notice of various threats." (Robbers, 83) Gun ownership, violent history, ethnical diversity, and others reasons are also analyzed throughout Bowling for Columbine in order to be proven as false.
Psychopathy A Misunderstood Personality Disorder Why is there so little psychopathy awareness? When the average person hears the term psychopath they automatically think of an unstable murderess lunatic, society tends to believe this primarily due to how the media portrays psychopaths. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies from Ted Bundy to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. Thus, this adds to the confusion in many people’s minds about this pathological personality disorder. But how does a psychopath’s brain work?
Because millions of Americans were affected by the tragic event leaving them in a state of shock, fear, and helplessness, the fear drives people to believes in conspiracy theories. Paul Whalen who is a scientist at Dartmouth College, studies the amygdala, which is an almond-shaped area of the brain that decodes emotions, determines possible threat, stores fear memories, explains that when we experience something we don’t have control over like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the amygdala then” jump-starts” the part of our brain that is responsible for processing information and looking for patterns or explanations so it can assess any threats and to plan the next step. With this, we can see how people would be quick to believe what they are