Do cop shows like 'Chicago P.D.' reinforce misperceptions about race and criminal justice? A new study says yes

Do cop shows like 'Chicago P.D.' reinforce misperceptions about race and criminal justice? A new study says yes

No one expects TV shows to reflect absolute reality. But what if the tropes writers rely on are reinforcing dangerous misperceptions?According to a new report, cop shows, legal dramas and other crime-oriented series are loaded with concerning misrepresentations. Unjust actions by police are portrayed not only as routine and harmless, but acceptable and necessary. More to the point: “These series make heroes out of people who violate our rights.”Rashad Robinson is president of the racial justice organization Color of Change, which conducted the study and assessed 26 TV series (across broadcast ...


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