How Pretrial Publicity Can Destroy A Case
Arts and Sciences
I will be arguing that the amount of pretrial publicity before the case against Casey Anthony changed the way the case was perceived, and processed. Because of all the pretrial publicity, the case was a huge part of social media coverage and therefore almost everyone in the area knew details, making it harder to choose a jury. It was compared to the OJ Simpson case because the verdict was so controversial. Had the case been a lower profile case publicly, there may have been less controversy surrounding the verdict. People speculate whether or not the verdict was correct, but I feel like they only do this because it was such a high profile case. I am arguing that if there had not been such a great amount of publicity surrounding the case before it went to court, the verdict may have been different, it may have been less controversial either way, and it may have been processed differently.
Harrington, Sarah, "How Pretrial Publicity Can Destroy A Case" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 719.