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TV Crime Re-enactment Shows and Crime: Perception of Lahore Based Investigation Officers

Ali AbUl Hassan1 & Ali Raza Mukhtar2

Abstract
The study is conducted to explore the relation of crime re-enactment shows
and crime. To collect data ten police investigation Officers were interviewed in order
to measure their investigation experiences while conducting such types of crime
inquires. Social Learning and Cultivation Theory were applied to explore the effects
of crime shows on viewers. Qualitative research design was used and Open ended
questions were asked from police Investigation Officers for data collection. The
findings showed that most of the officers were in favor of the view that the crime
shows are giving new methods and ideas to criminals to commit a crime. However, it
was also found that negative minded people are not more vulnerable to learn new
techniques from these crime re-enactment shows.

Keywords: TV Channels, Crime re-actments Shows, Crime Techniques, Crime
Imitation, Social Effect.