CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.
New York: 8 Million People...One CSI: Team
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In real life, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) are not detectives and they are called Forensic Technicians, who work in teams called Crime Scene Units (CSUs). The CSUs 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). CSUs are civilian personnel, not sworn and they do not have the same arrest powers as police officers. However, they are very skilled technicians, and they are a component of the police's response to crime. See more
"The CSI Effect": After lifting a fingerprint from a crime scene, and scanning it into a computer the results invariably comes up with a conclusive match to a suspect, This isn't the case in real life as much of the comparisons are done by comparing fingerprints by sight. See more
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