TV Crime Shows: How Real Are They?
If you enjoy watching TV shows such as CSI, Law and Order and Cold Case, may we suggest the following book:
Round Up the Usual Suspects: Criminal Investigation in Law & Order, Cold Case and CSI/ by Raymond Ruble [ Dewey HV8073 R79 2009]
Ruble’s book explores these three television series, as well as Boomtown and Without a Trace, and the differences in how they get the answer to those crucial crime questions: Who did it, why and how? Law and Order follows a more legal structure in solving a crime case while CSI introduces the viewing audience to forensic science, a cocktail of biology, chemistry and physics lab investigating. Ruble takes each show and analyzes their different crime-solving tactics, emphasizing these shows capture audiences for several seasons. Crime shows have always been radically successful on American television and Ruble demonstrates how viewers are even more hooked on today’s television crime shows than ever.
Interested in reading this title? Find it at the Dewey library on the New Books shelf, located to the right of the color printer.