Las Vegas, Nevada is the setting for this prime time crime drama. The Las Vegas PD Criminalistics Division is ranked as one of the highest crime labs in the United States. The characters in the show work the graveyard shift and use revolutionary forensic tools to solve crimes involving bizarre and unusual deaths. CSI concentrates mostly on how crimes were committed, rather than who may have committed the crimes. At the head of this unit is D.B. Russell, at his side are the rest of his team, Julie Finlay, Nick Stokes, Greg Sanders, and Sara Siddle. Together this elite group track down perpetrators using scientific analysis and often sporadic dives in logic. The show has been so popular in ratings that there have been 2 spin-offs; CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.