TV court dramas and public perceptions of the justice system

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February 24, 2011
Grits For Breakfast
by Scott Henson  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"The reality is modern criminal courts have devolved into little more than plea mills, but presentations of the process in the popular media pretend that Atticus-Finch style courtroom drama is the norm instead of the rare exception. From the perspective of dramatic presentation, I understand completely. But an unintended consequence of over-reliance on that dramatic trope is to mis-educate the public on how the system really works." (02/23/11)  

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