Presentation Title

The Media vs. DNA: How the use of DNA and the media in the OJ Simpson forever changed the Criminal Justice System

Presenter Information

Carmen WebbFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

OJ Simpson, Media, DNA evidence

Biography

I am a Senior here at Marshall University. While here my main focus has been political science, history, and criminal justice. In the next couple years I hope to attend law school.

Major

Political Science and History

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jamie Warner

Start Date

20-4-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 4:15 PM

Abstract

When it comes to the world of criminal justice and policing, one case always comes to mind. The murder trial of OJ Simpson in 1994 is a case that lives on in infamy even today. It contains several different factors which overall altered the jury’s decision. One main factor being the influence of the media. I will argue the media coverage of the OJ Simpson murder trial forever changed the criminal justice system and the use of DNA evidence.

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The Media vs. DNA: How the use of DNA and the media in the OJ Simpson forever changed the Criminal Justice System

When it comes to the world of criminal justice and policing, one case always comes to mind. The murder trial of OJ Simpson in 1994 is a case that lives on in infamy even today. It contains several different factors which overall altered the jury’s decision. One main factor being the influence of the media. I will argue the media coverage of the OJ Simpson murder trial forever changed the criminal justice system and the use of DNA evidence.