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Thursday, February 09, 2006CSI a threat to social security? Lick my ***
I was nearly dozing off in class today when one of my professors commented on the CSI tv series. It was his opinion that this series would enable criminals to get away with their crimes by knowing how to cover up their tracks.
I so beg to differ.
First of all, CSI is a tv production. That means it's as harmful as any other show you watch on tv. Example: Cartoons (think Southpark), MTV (yucky), Survivor (conniving bastards), Malaysian Idol (a total joke...except for a few) et cetera et cetera. Hey, it's created for the sake of entertainment ffs! That's the whole idea of T-E-L-E-V-I-S-I-O-N....hello?
No doubt crime scene investigation is a science, and it's good for us to know that such technology exists to bring down the baddies. I mean, if you believe in the series so much, which idiot would dare to even nick an chocolate bar from the supermarket? Yep, there'll always be heroes like Gil Grissom, Horatio Caine and Mac Taylor (love the guy) to keep our society from collapsing...albeit all of them are just fictitious characters.
The message that the series is really trying to convey is simply this: CRIME DOES NOT PAY. You'll get busted if you commit one, no matter how teh smart you are.
End of story.
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ADDED: And here's the proof (sourced from HowStuffWorks):
"...In Mr. Clayton's opinion, shows like "CSI" aren't making criminals any smarter. The truth is, crime scene investigation and forensic science are always trying to catch up with the criminals, not the other way around. And while there are certainly people who meticulously plan a crime and how to get away with it, Mr. Clayton's experience with crime scenes tells a different story: Most violent crimes are committed in the heat of the moment. The perpetrator is in an agitated state, possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and doesn't have the presence of mind to meticulously cover his tracks. It's the rare criminal genius who studies forensic science so he can commit the perfect murder and get away with it."