crime scenes How accurate are shows such as 'CSI'? By Rehman Tungekar • Mar 28, 2013 Tony Webster / Flickr Listen Listening... / 8:20 There’s a certain allure to crime scene forensics. What else could explain the immense popularity of the CSI television franchise. The ‘CSI’ effect: How TV influences criminal justice By Katie Moritz • Mar 21, 2013 Null Value / Flickr If you’re a crime show junkie, you’re probably well-acquainted with Elliot Stabler’s temper (NSFW language), Jimmy McNulty’s attitude and Horatio Caine’s shades . But do you know how violent crimes really get solved?