What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?

What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?

What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?

What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?

One impact of shows like “America’s Most Wanted” would be to increase awareness of criminal activity and invoke the public’s help in being vigilant.  The notion of arousing consciousness of the more untidy aspects of society would be one reality or effect of the show.  In a more sinister and skeptical light, shows such as this one help to enhance the idea that anyone could be a gumshoe detective or anyone can make a laudable arrest based on information gleaned from “America’s Most Wanted.”  The idea of an “armchair police officer” might be a bit dangerous because of the implications present.  At the same time, it should be noted that shows such as this help to enhance fear of crime and the belief that crime is rampant, helping to feed misperceptions.
What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?
What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?
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What effects does a programme like ‘America’s Most Wanted’ have on peoples views and actions?
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