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Impact of TV Crime Shows on Rob Criminals of District Camp Jail, Lahore: A Critical Analysis of Travis Hirschi’s Social Bond Theory

Sumera Batool & Sidra Ishaq

Abstract
The present study explores the impact of TV crime shows on rob criminals of District Camp
Jail, Lahore and critically analyzes Travis Hirschi’s social bond theory in this respect. It
attempts to investigate attachment and involvement levels of rob criminals with various
social agents and reveals the responsible factor of violent behavior among rob criminals.
Survey method was used as tool of investigation and it was found that rob criminals have
high level of attachment and involvement with parents, low attachment and high
involvement with delinquent peers. Moreover, criminals have low level of attachment and
involvement in religion. Exposure to TV crime shows and peers were found main factors of
robbery.

Keywords: Crime Shows, Criminal Behavior, Social Agents, Hirschi’s Social Bond Theory