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How does CSI TV compare to CSI Reality?

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Do people really think it's as glamourous as television portrays? The show cuts out alot of what reality can't.....

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Non-leo i was an intern at a city PD I spent 2 weeks in CSI and it was nothing close to the tv show. I also went through 240 hours of crime scene training at BCC institute of public safety. It is very tedious work. Hope that helps.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Some people do think it is like the TV show....

I had a lady telling to take prints of a plastic bottle...demanding I do this and do that...I said sure, do want an answer in a half hour too...

real police work is nothing like some of these shows..It does take alot of time and effort and very rarely as glamorous as it portryaed on tv.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

NO, CSI is nothing like the real thing. Compare CSI Las Vegas to the real world "CSI" in Las Vegas.

CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigations--- real world.... CSA is Crime Scene Analyst.
CSI is in charge of the investigation -- real world, Detectives are in charge
CSI does interviews--real world, Detectives interview, CSI has NO suspect contact unless it is to photograph and then only under the watchful eye of a Detective.
CSI is a promotion from Homicide--- real world, CSI is civilain, Homicide is commissioned, two completly different classifications.
CSI processes scene-- real world, CSI does process scene, but they only wish they had half the equipment the show does.
CSI wears spiffy little vests--- real world... This is a case of TV imitating life, LV CSI does wear the same little spiffy vests.
CSI, lots of romances in the office---real world---lets not go there :)
TV is not reality, even though many people think it is. If they did a show on CSI and what they really do, it would not be the number one show on TV. Might make an intersting documentary for Discovery, but not prime time series.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

It's not even close. We could only dream that it could happen so easily and so quickly. As an active LEO, the show is a big turn-off to me.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

CSI should be taken off the air, along with all of the other police shows. They are a joke compared to what we really do out there.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

There have been times when I was on the crime scene for three days, without leaving the scene. Don't see that on television. One of my case reports was over 600 pages long. Don't see that on TV. It's a very demanding job, with no time limitations, and very low pay for what you do.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Those shows are not realistic at all. I think everybody has already said what needs to be said. I actually got critcized by one of my instructors for knocking the show, for saying how not real it was and gave the public a false image of what the job really is. she asked, I gave her the truth. ha ha apparently she didn't care for my bluntness. :) Barb

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BLG said:

Those shows are not realistic at all. I think everybody has already said what needs to be said. I actually got critcized by one of my instructors for knocking the show, for saying how not real it was and gave the public a false image of what the job really is. she asked, I gave her the truth. ha ha apparently she didn't care for my bluntness. :) Barb

I think that's a riot because I got 'Razed' for the exact opposite......

1st day of Forensics class Fall, the prof asked who watches CSI. I watch it with my daughter because some shows like that are ok for kids and she likes it too. Well, I was the only one who raised my hand and the whole class went on to say the show and anyone who watched it was moronic....! They went on after class to be obvious to the prof that they 'IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM' would have anything to do with any of the CSI shows, stating that Henry Lee and Cold Case, etc, were the only ones they would be caught watching.

Well, by the end of the semester, only myself and a bio-major had the option of skipping the final. I had missed a quiz so I needed 9 points on the final to get an 'A'. The other guy skipped the final. All the others who made such a BIG deal were struggling to keep up.....! Go Figure.....!


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

WHAT CAN ISAY THAT HASS ALREADY BEEN SAID....SEEMS LIKE ITS COVER.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I think the biggest difference would have to be the fact that the crime is solved in 60 minutes. Also they always find the person within "days" television time. I am just a student but I even know that it doesn't work that way.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

LOL......When I give speaches to groups that ask these types of questions......My first response is always,"I have yet to show up at a crime scene, drop to one knee.......and have the entire crime re-create itself in front of me."......Thats about all I have on that topic.......

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I am a CSI. It isnt like television. Nothing else can be said, that hasnt already been said by the above members.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Too bad TV doesn't actually put ALL the time in that doing CSI work takes! And, in addition, bad guys are a little bit more versed in what can and cannot be done....sigh

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

99% of all CSI and police shows are BS and all they do is give mis-information to the public.

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I know the C.S.I. shows are no where near the true world of forensic science work & what the analysts actually do. Nor do I think for a moment that they have the slick equipment dispayed on the shows. Labs are sometimes chronically underfunded and/or their equipment is outdated. Nor do the employees of forensic crime labs walk around dressed as sexily as some of the actors that I've seen portrayed in the various television series. As a rule, test results can take hrs., days, weeks or months to come back, depending on how involved they are. The work can be tedious, not glamorous, oftentimes unaknowledged. But none of those things will deter me from getting a degree in forensic science. There are other reasons for my decision to pursue such a career, none of it having to do w/television shows. I am a problem solver, a puzzle fanatic, am always curious, tenacious, determined, can work well w/o supervision or within a team framework in order to complete a task, am responsible as well as have personal reasons for seeking to attain this goal. These kinds of things will fit in well w/being a forensic scientist.


Furthermore, these C.S.I. shows could lead young people into pursueing this course of study however, w/unrealistic expectations. And they won't discover how unsuited they are to this career, or how much they dislike the work.....with a four yr. degree that will probably not serve them well, as they quit the field & hunt for another occupation.     ~Diana

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

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NO, CSI is nothing like the real thing. Compare CSI Las Vegas to the real world "CSI" in Las Vegas. CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigations--- real world.... CSA is Crime Scene Analyst. CSI is in charge of the investigation -- real world, Detectives are in charge CSI does interviews--real world, Detectives interview, CSI has NO suspect contact unless it is to photograph and then only under the watchful eye of a Detective. CSI is a promotion from Homicide--- real world, CSI is civilain, Homicide is commissioned, two completly different classifications. CSI processes scene-- real world, CSI does process scene, but they only wish they had half the equipment the show does. CSI wears spiffy little vests--- real world... This is a case of TV imitating life, LV CSI does wear the same little spiffy vests. CSI, lots of romances in the office---real world---lets not go there :) TV is not reality, even though many people think it is. If they did a show on CSI and what they really do, it would not be the number one show on TV. Might make an intersting documentary for Discovery, but not prime time series.

This is good information to let protential law enforcement canidates to be aware of.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I love the fact that when you watch shows like the CSI series, you can just relish in the fact that real world crime scene analysis is NOT like that and it is just Jerry Bruckheimer's huge wallet.  But ah man, if it was!!  I am not quite there yet, but down and dirty, I still can't wait.  I got my love for crime scene analysis, forensic anthropology and dna analysis from watching forensic files, not CSI Miami.  Although it a favorite show of mine (lol).


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I'm still waiting for the episode where Grissom pulls the Staples' easy button out of his pocket, pushes the button and the bad guy falls from the sky, then they escort him to jail.

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

 One day, I looked over at my partner and said, "why can't I have one that looks like the lady in CSI." 



Having worked both for the studios and for LE, the fun thing is explaining to people that the shows are largely shot backwards. They know who did it. They build the props and shoot the scenes where everything looks good and processed ... revealing the criminal. Then they dirty things up and shoot the opening. It's a fun world.


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