Case Study of Flaws in the Criminal Trial System: OJ Simpson

Review the following website to familiarize yourself with some of the criminal trial history, paying attention to the trial overview coverage beginning on page 7:

www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/simpson/index_1.html

Also conduct an internet search and review other sources for an overview of the trial.

Based on your reading, answer the following:

1. Do you believe that the OJ Simpson case highlighted any flaws in the criminal trial system?

2. Do you believe that media coverage plays any role in high profile criminal cases like the OJ Simpson case?

3. Does the outcome of the case say anything about the effectiveness and quality of juries in terms of verdicts they return?

 

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