Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The 7 Key Differences Between TV Crime Drama and Real Life

TV: 1. “Hot” Crime Scene Technicians:

Reality: 1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

TV: 2. False Promises

Reality: 2. Honest Assessment with no personal investment

TV: 3. Jumping Jobs

Reality: 3. Lab Assembly Line

TV: 4. Results in One day

Reality: 4. Crime Lab Backlogs

TV: 5. Obscure Techniques (Grissom tastes a bone)

Reality: 5. The Principles of Science

TV: 6. Settings: Glossy, clean and no clutter

Reality: 6. Trailers, cluttered, worn and lived in

TV: 7. Socioeconomics: Id by Dentistry?

Reality: 7. Victims victimizing Victims: no resources, no safety net, no one cares
(May never have seen a dentist)