I’m trying to learn for my Social Science class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
Please watch 3 to 5 episodes of a popular television show regarding policing. The choices are: Law and Order, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NYPD Blue, Dexter, Bones, Blue Bloods.
You will write a 3 to 4 page paper analyzing one of the shows and tying the presentation of police to the criminal justice science or criminology.
Question for the Paper: After watching the television show of your choice, does the portrayal of the police match the science presented in the textbook or in class? Are some of the portrayals accurate where others are not? The key here is to reveal what is realistic and what is not. For example, can you find stereotypes in the shows that do not match the reality of criminal justice work?