In "The C.S.I. Effect" Katherine Ramsland describes the innovations and technology used on the edgy, popular TV programs and compares them with actual investigation techniques. Uncovering the incredible truths behind the hit C.S.I. franchies, she exposes how cases actually get solved through the use of forensics, and explains how crimes are dependent on location, climate and population. Examining some of history's most infamous investigations, Ramsland highlights the unique and often unexpected ways detectives and scientists work together. Using her own knowledge and authority about forensic science, she satisfies the "whodunit" curiosity of both true crime and C.S.I." fans by offering an insider's look at how hard sciene is debunking the myth of the perfect crime. This book is available at bookstores and www.penguin.com.