The Miami-Dade Police Department's crime scene processing unit is called the "Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB)", but unlike the TV show, MDPD's CSI technicians do not conduct laboratory testing. Miami-Dade Police Department has a separate Bureau that operates the Miami-Dade Crime Lab.
While the majority of the techniques and technologies used in the CSI shows are accurate and true to reality, the writers and crew readily admit that they "time cheat". Tests that take seconds in the show often take days or even weeks in real life.
According to a March 2003 article in TV Guide magazine, 'Anthony Zuiker' refused to cast 'David Caruso', because of the actor's reputation for being difficult. However, after seeing Caruso's performance in the movie Proof of Life (2000), CBS president Leslie Moonves convinced him to reconsider.
Wes Ramsey, who plays Dave Benton from "Divorce Party" (season 7, chapter 17) ahead, had a previous role in "Spring Break" (season 1, chapter 21) like a sexual predator who stalked girls to abuse them.