What the “C.S.I. shot”—the CBS drama’s signature microphotographic probe beneath the skin and into the body—did for television forensics, Michele Byers’ and Val Marie Johnson’s excellent collection does for television studies. This multi-voiced subcutaneous investigation into the world’s most popular small screen franchise discovers significant and new political, sociological, and aesthetic evidence concerning why Anthony Zuicker’s creation remains at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century anything but a corpse.
The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance, edited by Michele Byers and Val Marie Johnson, Saint Mary's University (Lexington Books, forthcoming)
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