Pop Goes the Culture: ‘CSI effect’ annoys celebrity fan bases, legal experts

Television shows have a way of bringing dissimilar people together.
In recent years, this trend has befallen of one of my personal favorites, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” with rather unpleasant consequences.
Prosecutors, defense attorneys, Taylor Swift fans and “Beliebers” alike have all been uniting to build a case against “CSI.” Their respective accusations vary but share a common theme: discontent.
This column examines the “CSI effect” in terms of both pop culture and the justice system.