posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 09:18 PM
Personally, I feel this site has more to offer than a thread of this nature.
There are many ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX shows with alot of WOW factor regarding "supposed" forensic techniques.
As has been noted in prior posts, just how much of this is used in addressing everyday cases?!
Little or none, come to mind!?
Again, as has been noted in prior posts, there are several other channels that deal with REAL-LIFE cases, using REAL-LIFE investigative techniques.
Not to say the things seen on CSI, etc. aren't reality [as far as forensic capabilities go], but they are SOOOO sensationalized.
How, by simply watching, these types of shows "help/teach" supposed criminals is beyond me.
Based upon the shows I have watched, for the most part, a bit of common sense goes a longggggg way.
A crime is a crime, murder is murder, theft is theft, and so on, and so on.
IMO as long as we, as human beings, have a mouth, eyes, and ears there will be no "true" perfect crime, but here is where the ?question? comes into
play . . . what is the perfect crime?!
Did it actually take place . . . or is it just that no one seems to be talking, seeing, hearing, anything about it??!.
The advancements in the past 10-15 years in forensic science are incredible, yet at the same time incredibly $$$. This is where the day-to-day,
crime-by-crime application is just not feasible [from a budgetary standpoint].
IMO it's all fantastic on the boob tube [thought provoking/entertaining as it is], but my concern is moreso as to how this technology actually plays
out where it's TRULY important . . . case by case . . . crime by crime. . . day to day?!