Tuesday, March 24, 2009


There simply are not enough crime scene investigator dramas on television these days: CSI, CSI Miami, CSI Paraguay, NCIS, NCLB, SNL, LGBTQ….

I wonder what kind of pressure those shows put on officers? There ain't a police department in the country that has the resources or time to do that kind of detailed science. An office I knows takes all kinds of crap for not brushing a car for prints when a radio is stolen. That's what they do on TV, but it sure isn't real life.

Personally, I am a fan of Law & Order: SVU. There are plenty of incantations of the L&O series as well and I suspect the crime scene investigations are overblown there, too. Then again, how much accuracy is found in the award-winning TV show, House?

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