The overall tone is gritty and casts the city as a dark and dangerous place. On the plus side, the series reinforces the importance of using teamwork, applied intelligence, and technology to solve complicated cases.
The depictions of the crimes are often graphic and gruesome, as in all of the shows in the CSI franchise.
When sexual content appears in the show, it's usually related to a crime that has taken place.
Words like "bitch" and "ass" are routinely used by suspects and witnesses.
Cellular phones are touted, as are their ring tones.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some of the criminal behavior is focused on drug distribution and/or consumption.