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Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches by Kristyn Bernier, Felicia Donovan

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BCSI Versus Reality

We feel obligated to correct several misconceptions that have been perpetuated by Hollywood when it comes to law-enforcement work. Kristyn recently watched an episode of the television show CSI: Miami. (Even cops get a kick out of being entertained once in a while.) This particular episode centered around a vigilante murdering pedophiles who used the Internet to solicit sex from minors. As much as we enjoy viewing the fantasy facilities and resources these popular crime scene investigators have at their disposal, we feel the need to set the record straight on the reality of police work and what real-work conditions are like:

•  First of all, police officers do not get Humvees assigned to them as unmarked police cars. ...

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