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The Media Education Foundation (MEF) produces and distributes films that inspire critical reflection on the impact of American mass media.

People who watch crime shows are far more likely to overestimate the incidence of violent crime in America.

People who watch crime shows are far more likely to overestimate the incidence of violent crime in America. In the United States there is only one kind of show that consistently beats out Sunday night football for ratings: crime dramas.

A screen capture from 'Zone Stad'. Kathleen Custers: "Our assessment of a given risk increases as it becomes easier and easier to imagine." | © VMMa

A screen capture from 'Zone Stad'. Kathleen Custers: "Our assessment of a given risk increases as it becomes easier and easier to imagine.

If you watch prime-time television, chances are you watch at least one crime drama. Most of us do. Year in and year out, the most consistently popular shows on television are about crime: CSI, Law ...

Watching Too Much Crime TV Skews Views for the Worse

If you watch prime-time television, chances are you watch at least one crime drama. Year in and year out, the most consistently popular shows on television are about crime: CSI, Law .

The Simpsons

In researching the effects of cartoon violence on children and how it relates to their health;

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