Criminals learning from CSI

CNN.com – ‘CSI: Crime School’s In’ – Jan 30, 2006:

When Tammy Klein began investigating crime scenes eight years ago, it was virtually unheard of for a killer to use bleach to clean up a bloody mess.

Today, the use of bleach, which destroys DNA, is not unusual in a planned homicide, said the senior criminalist from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

It’s fascinating that we can see the impact of a crime drama in real crime.

So, do we now expect the Bush Administration to censor CSI because it teaches criminals to cover up their crimes? But, seriously, this shows that TV can teach and criminals are not beyond learning new behaviors—if only we could get them to focus on something positive.

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