Its not the fancy CSI stuff that solves crimes. Its the cop's ability to talk to people and get them to confess. It's a art I fear is disappearing. Gone the way of the "beat cop".
I dunno... Maybe in Alaska or Wyoming, but not around here (Indiana).
Pretty much every case that comes across my desk where the fellow wasn't caught in a bad-looking situation was taken to the courts by way of some very crafty questioning. And I'm not talking about yelling at them until they say something stupid or ask for a lawyer, either. There are some very sophisticated techniques being practiced not only by the detectives, but by lowly patrolmen as well.
It makes my job harder as a defense attorney, but I can't help but admire their tradecraft.