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Here is my report on the CSI, CSI Miami, Copycat, Se7en, and Bone Collector. I hope this report is correct. I tried to summarize all shows. I hope the summaries are short enough.

CSI- February 5, 2004 at 9pm-

It was the show about what appeared to be a vampire killing, and the thief of 10 million dollars from a casino vault. A teenage girl was found in an abandoned building drained of her blood. Her jugar vein was cut with puncture wounds that were 32mm apart. It can from fake vampire teeth. It turns out the she was killed by a man from the blood bank she donated blood at. He liked her, and she did not like him. He attacked her and left her for dead. The team collected trace evidence and secured the crime scene. They photographed everything and even went over it again. They did DNA test and looked for prints. They get DNA evidence from a vile on the man's neck because they believe it is from the dead girl. They know it is less that a week old, and she was not dead for a week. We also see the medical examiner do his job. This case used some of the techniques from the book. It is nice to see the theories in action.

The second case was about the staged robbery at a casino. An acting troop is hired to rob a casino because the owner is trying to commit insurance fraud. He has fake artifacts on the display in the hotel/casino. The bogus robber real crime is to go into the vault, and steal the 10 million dollars. We see the robber on camera, leave the hotel. We learn that the man was not heavy enough to leave with 10 million dollars because it would weigh 229 pounds. We also know the artifacts are fake because the materials are too fragile , and they are made of modern materials. The hotel owner had an insurance policy to cover the 10 million dollars. He thought he was in the clear until Grissom told him that his report would contain his theory that the robbery was staged and the money was never in the vault. That meant he would not get any money back. We see them doing test on the artifacts to see what they are made of. We learn that the bogus robber got out of the safe by learning the vault combination by listening to sound. Physical evidence plays an important role in this case because the case is solved by it. Computers were also important because diagrams were made. This show allows the people in the class to see everything we have studied in action.

CSI Miami- April 4, 2004 10pm-

A woman was discovered never death at the medical examiners office. She was thought to be dead. They learned from the evidence in her purse that she was a rape victim. She had a switchblade knife and pepper spray. She had been raped in Georgia, and her testimony kept her attacker in jail. He was having a parole hearing, and he did not want her to show. He used a former juror from his trial to lure the girl to a construction site of a condo. He blackmailed a married guard (he saw the guard having an affair with an inmates girlfriend) into going there to attack her or do something to keep her from the hearing. They had a few days to get the evidence together to transfer custody to Florida where the crime was committed. He just knew he would not get caught because he thought she was dead. The team got the evidence on time because everyone involved confessed. They used trace evidence from soil. The soil came from the prison in Georgia because it had trace of Vidalia onions. The boot prints that were photographed at the crime scene were issued to people that worked for the prison. We see them secure the scene and photograph evidence before it was moved. Evidence was found on the ceiling. They determine the attackers height because the wood 2x4 hit the ceiling. The show's ending was great because the computer was able to match the sounds heard on the 911 tape when the victim's cell phone and the attacker hearing aid came in contact with each other. The rapist got a life sentence without parole for his part of the attack. CSI and CSI Miami relate to this class because you see the theories and procedures studied in action.

Copycat-

Helen Hudson is a psychologist that specializes in profiling serial killers and a celebrity on the lecture circuit, until she is attacked by escaped serial killer Daryll Lee Cullum following one of her lectures. Thirteen months later the experience had left her an emotional wreck, suffering from agoraphobia that she is unable to leave her apartment. The police are able to persuade her to lend her expertise to find a new serial killer. He is modeling the Boston Strangler, Son of Sam, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Hillside Stranglers. He draws Hudson into the case because he knows she is on his trail. The killer develops a fixation with her, and he wants replicate what Daryll Lee Cullum did to her thirteen months earlier. Monahan and Ruben get Hudson's help in the case. Mary Jane Monahan has a problem in the police station when a prisoner takes a gun and shoots her partner because she is too slow react. The killer takes Hudson to the lecture hall, and replicates the crime but this time she faces her fears and runs to the roof. The killer comes for her after her kills an officer and tries to kill Monahan. Monahan shoots him several times to make sure he is dead before he can shoot Hudson. I think I would have wanted Hudson to kill the serial killer. It would have shown Helen to be strong. I think it was a suspenseful

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