C.S.I. head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.
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In real-life, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Crime Scene Investigators (C.S.I.s) are not detectives and they are called Forensic Technicians, who work in teams called Crime Scene Units (C.S.U.s). The C.S.U.s 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). C.S.U.s 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": CSIs are not detectives as this is exceedingly rare in real life, as they are actually classed as civilian employees. It is considered an inappropriate and improbable practice to allow CSI personnel to be involved in detective work as it would compromise the impartiality of scientific evidence and would be impracticably time-consuming. See more
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