For example, If a police officer was portrayed as a do nothing, mean and grumpy old man who never really did his job and you came across a police offer in real life who wants to ticket you for speeding, your perception of this officer is going to be awful from the start because of what you’ve seen on television.
Now if the officer on the show always closed crime cases and was in a bad mood because he was stressed all of the time, when you come across an officer in real life you would be more inclined to show them appreciation for what they do.
Why do people love watching crime shows when they hate the idea of crime in society?
What is different about real crime that is shown on the news versus the crime we see in television shows? There is no doubt that television and media is one of the biggest time wasters in our society today, but who can blame you if you want to watch a show about crime.
For example, crime has dramatically been reduced in the Favelas around Rio de Janiero in Brazil.
This was achieved largely through the government committing large funds of money to stationing police headquarters in and around the slums.
To conclude, illegal activities are a costly and dangerous fact in the present global economy; however, through large-scale government investment prevention is an attainable goal.
Also, spreading the expense through international cooperation the resources invested can be significantly more effective in reducing criminals’ effectiveness abroad.
The reason that people become so addicted to crime shows is because an episode usually consists of a puzzle that isn't solved until close to the end of the show right before justice is served.
This is important because we have two types of people who watch crime shows.