This shows is a big huge reason I stop watching the fictional CSI: Investigation series--the real/ non-fiction version is more inviting and more real. "First 48" is like the CSI series, but emphasizes on investigating crime scenes from the police line of work. It does shows how detectives and CSI work together and it does show that Grissom's or Catheline's work is not as glamerous as how TV portrays them. Man, they don't wear lots of make-up, high heels or nice suits or anything close to that. They don't interview suspects. Those "cool" jobs belong to detectives.
I watch this show and often thinking how much "guns" destroy people's life. I never have anything against guns before until starting to watch this show. It's not really about the gun itself, but more about those stupid people who use them. Yet, it is too easy to get accessed and it seems to me that anybody carries a gun nowadays, yet, those same people either aren't mature enough or aren't smart enough to own one in the first place.