CSI Effect: forensic science between reality and fiction

Starting from 2000, the first season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation debuted on TV and soon became one of the most popular “procedural” (i.e. describing the police/investigation procedures) series in the world. Similar series, including its spin-offs (CSI:Miami and CSI:NY) but also the various NCIS, Bones, and so on, have followed in its footsteps almost always repeating the same success.