What the 'CSI 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. -- David Lavery, editor of The Essential Cult Television Reader and founding editor of the journal Critical Studies in Television The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance will make a significant contribution to our understanding of CSI as well as the contemporary social conditions that make its effects possible. -- Jack Z. Bratich, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
About the Author
Michele Byers is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Val Marie Johnson is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.