Like the original CSI, CSI: Miami is a police procedural about a team of forensic scientists. It is set in present-day Miami-Dade County.
The team investigates mysterious and unusual deaths to determine who killed whom and why, and also solves other serious crimes. The show frequently focuses on a single case in each episode, or an investigation branched off from the main case , as opposed to the two-cases-per-episode storytelling of its sister shows, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and CSI: NY. Many of its characters have appeared on all three CSI related shows because of the two-part episodes.