“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” — Jim Morrison
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Crime control is frequently presented in the media. More specifically, many television shows, music videos, and prime-time specials portray different perspectives regarding the criminal justice system.
Respond to the following:

  1. List at least four television shows, music videos, or prime-time specials that you have seen depicting police operations, investigative work, court cases, or a correctional setting.
  2. How did the show/video represent that criminal justice agency?
  3. Identify any problems regarding crime control?
  4. Do you think the shows provided a realistic image of a criminal justice agency? Why or Why not?
  5. What tips did you pick up from the video as to how to be a more critical viewer?

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