Impact of Crime Shows on Criminal Justice Knowledge
In this research study, we investigated the theory that high amounts of crime tv show viewing leads to people having a greater knowledge of the criminal justice system. We conducted a survey of sixty-five people, asking them questions that measured the amount of crime tv shows they watch and assessed their knowledge of the criminal justice system. We found that most people from our sample population do watch some amount of crime drama television and that most consider themselves to be as or slightly more knowledgeable about the criminal justice system than the average person. One of the key things we found is that most of the people in the sample population had an exaggerated view of crime rates, in addition to incorrect views about the prevalence and importance of forensic evidence.
Crime Shows, Criminal Justice System, & Forensic Evidence
Lamb, Peyton S.; Dunklin, Hannah; Perez, Celso; and Delong, Ayriela, "Impact of Crime Shows on Criminal Justice Knowledge" (2021). Undergraduate Presentations. Paper 12.