10/5/2018 0 Comments
This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau. Circumstantial evidence, cops lying during interviews and burned out. I'm Adam Richardson and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
This is episode #11 of the Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime-related fiction. Each week I mentioned that listeners helped me with covering the cost of this podcast by supporting me for as little as $2 a month through Patreon. In addition to my first supporters, Joan Raymond and Guy Alton, I also have to thank authors Natasha Bajema, Natalie Barelli, Joe Trent, Siobhan Pope, Leah Cutter and Kim Hunt Harris for their support of this podcast.
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Screenwriter M. Miller Davis, who you can find at mmillerdavis.com submitted a bunch of great questions this week. Miller's first question is, how often will a case be prosecuted without direct forensic evidence? The short answer is that most major cases do have some sort of forensic science evidence, and the reality is, is that modern jurors expect it. We call that the CSI effect. We live in a day and age where forensic science-based evidence is expected in most cases.
And if a case doesn't have it, that could actually be a make or break situation. But there a couple of things I need to explain to go into a bit of a longer answer about this question especially in regards to the term of direct forensic evidence. First forensic is a word that simply means applied to law. Using forensic as an adjective is modifying some field. Usually, it's forensic science. Essentially that is science applied to law. That's what forensics means.
If you are a forensic accountant, that means it's accounting applied to law. Reading into the question, obviously, we're talking about forensic science. Evidence that is based in forensic science is usually indirect evid... Continue reading...
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