Csi Analysis

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The purpose of this project is to provide the reader of this paper with a descriptive analysis of an episode of Crime Scene Investigations (C.S.I.). The intent is to show what is provided by the television series of what happens in a crime and what is supposed to happen during a crime scene investigation. The reader should be able to understand during this analysis to what in fact is non-realistic in this television episode and what is reality as determined by what has been researched. This will show what really happens in a crime scene investigations lab. The episode chosen for this review was CSI: Miami, The Golden Parachute. The episode begins with an aircraft taking important people to testify in front of the Security Exchange…show more content…
This was not accurately portrayed in this episode as well. Some of these things will be pointed out later in this paper. In the end, after all the evidence was analyzed and tested, it was determined that the secretary was murdered by her boss. (2002) The episode showed many realistic and unrealistic things that were astonishing. . Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN wrote an op-ed in the New Yorker explaining the impact of television and the court room. Toobin points out that CSI the show had glamourized the investigative process and the science on how the results were actually given. (Toobin, 2007) The realistic things that were noticed were how they gathered the bodies and body parts. They were tagged with identification and taken to an area to be examined further. They were able to get the killers finger prints while he was in the hospital because he was the only survivor of the crash. The photographer took photographs of the crimes scene and how the investigators conducted their jobs. They interviewed the next of kin immediately after determining the identity of the passengers. There were unrealistic things that stood out as well. The were the level two biohazard, the job of the crime scene investigator, handling of the aircraft, an endoscopy that was used determine bullet markings, no CT scans were performed on the bodies, no photographs of the bodies were taken before autopsy, casting impressions of the chest plate for rivet
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