Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Jack of Too Many Trades

Know what I dislike about the various CSI shows? Their tendency to compress an entire chain of command in order to expedite the plot. The forensic investigator becomes the interrogator, the arresting officer, and in tonight's case the sniper who takes out a terrorist bomb-laden truck. It's not enough that they compress time, having investigator's complete DNA tests in minutes or hours rather than days or weeks; now they're turning these forensics specialists into one-man SWAT teams. Sure, real police work may not be as exciting--but it'd be nice to see something approaching reality in the depiction of a forensics investigator's duties...

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