An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Nick Stokes (335 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Greg Sanders (333 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Al Robbins (328 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Jim Brass (317 episodes, 2000-2014)
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 Sara Sidle (296 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 David Phillips (288 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Catherine Willows (265 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 David Hodges (247 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Gil Grissom (199 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Warrick Brown (185 episodes, 2000-2015)
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This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals. Written by Steve Richer

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Follow the Evidence. Again and Again. See more »


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In real-life, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) are not detectives, and are called Crime Scene Analysts (CSAs). Most present day applicants are surprised to discover that the CSAs do not perform most of the tasks depicted on the series. For example, they do not interview suspects, they do not write or execute search warrants, and they do not make arrests. In real-life, they are directed around the scenes by the detectives and supervisors, not the other way around. Detectives are commissioned police officers (sworn personnel). CSAs are civilian personnel, not sworn, and do not have the same arrest powers as police officers. However, they are very skilled technicians, and are a component of the police response to crime. See more »

Goofs

"The CSI Effect": In many occasions, when arresting a suspect, the team is able to exact a confession but never the Miranda's right are read to the suspect, which can and will be used to render the confession unusable in a court of law. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jim Brass: Let me put it this way - I'd want them investigating my murder.
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Connections

Spoofed in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) See more »

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Who Are You
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Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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Spectacular!
7 October 2000 | by (Marblehead, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

I love it! I took a course on forensic chemistry in college and found it to be a whole lot of fun, and this show just took me back. In addition to seeing all the cool ways the crime scene unit can place you at the scene and ultimately prove you did the crime, it has gallows humor/sarcasm and edge. I hope they don't cancel it.


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