How Good Is Science of Csi or Bones?

1415 Words6 Pages
Name: Course: Tutor: Date: How good is science of CSI or BONES? Two of a number of hypotheses loosely referred to as the CSI Effect suggest that the television program and its spin-offs, which wildly exaggerate and glorify forensic science, affect the public, and in turn affect trials either by burdening the prosecution by creating greater expectations about forensic science than can be delivered or burdening the defense by creating exaggerated faith in the capabilities and reliability of the forensic sciences. But the beckoning question remains how good the science of CSI is. CSI New York is a TV series that incorporates crimes scenes, to scientific investigations which eventually lead to answering of questions such as how, when and where. To answer this question we need to go back to season one of CSI New York episode three (American Dreamers) where a young tourist wants her boyfriend to ask the man at the back of the bus to take a picture of them, as he refuses she goes herself only to discover that the passenger is in fact a dressed-up skeleton. The main characters in the episode include Dr. Sheldon Hawkes a Third Grade Detective who is a former medical examiner with the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and CSI chief forensic pathologist- a specially trained physician who examine the bodies of people who died suddenly, unexpectedly, or violently through performing an autopsy to uncover evidence of injury and anthropologist who is a research and application of techniques used to determine age at death, sex, population affinity, stature, abnormalities. First Grade Detective Stella Bonasera whose field of expertise is DNA evidence and is second-in-command in. Detective Don Flack is portrayed as the legal muscle and is often involved in interrogations; he is the one who reads the mindset and psychology of the suspect in relation to crime. Aiden Burn a

More about How Good Is Science of Csi or Bones?

Open Document