This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
:I knew this program was doing serious harm to society.
: Reportedly, Dutch teens arrested for various petty crimes have been demanding that they be read their rights, despite the fact that the Netherlands does not have a equivalent to the Miranda warning. This has been cited as an example of american cop shows screwing up how laypeople think the law works.
: Yep! I mentioned the exact same thing with Finnish teens in Reality Is Unrealistic
. Is it a good place?
BT The P
: Clearly, there just isn't enough home-grown crime in the Netherlands for kids to be exposed to. What's up with that, Dutch criminals? Get crackin'!
: Alternately, there may be a gazillion home-grown criminals, but not enough home-grown crime shows
: Sadly, I've seen this trope in action. I was on a jury in a murder case, and when the forensic person testified, she said there were no fingerprints on the knife, which wasn't surprising, as the knife was made of a kind of material that didn't pick up fingerprints well. Several people on the jury were convinced that this was proof the fingerprints had been wiped. I could have cried.
: A suspect in the 1-20-09 episode of The Mentalist mentioned this as the reason a jury wouldn't convict him.