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From your question, I'm unclear if you're asking why they use flashlights even when there are lights on, or why they use flashlights instead of using the lights. The latter is easier to answer. They want to research and document the crime scene exactly as they found it. From Crime-Scene-Investigator: Documenting crime scene conditions can include ...


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According to the CSI Wiki: The Crime Lab has three shifts: Day shift - 7 am to 3 pm Swing shift - 3 pm to 11 pm Night shift - 11 pm to 7 am This doesn't explain why they're seen during the day, but just gives an outline of the time patterns of each shift. The most common explanations I've seen is that when they start a case, they are ...


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Most of the crimes on CSI are wrapped up neatly by the end of a single episode. They also have longer story arcs that take anywhere from two or three episodes to an entire season to solve. The Blue Paint Killer, Miniature Killer, Dick and Jane Killer, and Dr. Jekyll story arcs are all examples of cases that take several episodes for the CSI team to solve. ...


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The flashlights are a conditioned stimulus for the viewer watching the TV show. Usage of a flashlight by CSI precedes the special FXs of visualizing a crime sequence. CSI has been using visual markers for years to indicate that something is about to happen. Before the viewer watches an animated sequence of a bullet passing thru a body, there will be a CSI ...



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