Powerpoint for the defense

Prosecutors see nothing wrong with summing up with Powerpoint like this:

Well, two can play this game. Here are some handy graphics for defense summations:

My client is presumed innocent.

Officer Blow wasn’t credible.

Consider the absence of evidence.

Don’t be swayed by passion or prejudice.

The People’s case doesn’t add up.


The People haven’t carried their burden of proof.


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1 Response to Powerpoint for the defense

  1. Alex Bunin says:

    Edward R. Tufte, Yale professor of statistical evidence and analytical design, and author of several books on those subjects, wrote an essay on “The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint” in which he says, “[T]he popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis.”

    Except your slides, of course.


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