CSI 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 (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": CSIs and detectives sometimes pick up a weapon with a handkerchief or by inserting a pencil in the barrel. In real life, the handkerchief might contaminate possible DNA evidence, and the pencil would destroy microscopic markings inside the barrel, making it difficult to match the weapon to slugs retrieved from a victim's body or a crime scene. Instead, experts recommend holding a weapon in place with gloved fingertips and sliding a thin, stiff sheet of plastic beneath it. See more
[Aiden tries to pick the pocket of a training dummy without ringing the bell, but she can't
You're such a girl.
[smacking him in the head
Referenced in Face Off: Return to Oz
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