As a medical diagnosis of crime, SBS falls squarely within the domain of forensic medicine, a branch of forensic science. This helps to explain not only the appeal of SBS (regardless of the “CSI effect”), but also its pitfalls. This chapter discusses a number of dynamics relevant to how jurors decide SBS cases. Using trial transcripts in the cases of Beverly Moore and Alma Calderaro, the chapter provides a close examination of how guilty verdicts result in triad-based prosecutions.
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