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Normalizing Injustice: The Dangerous Misrepresentations That Define Television’s Scripted Crime Genre

This report presents the results of a landmark research study that examined depictions of the criminal justice system – as well as portrayals of people of color, women and issues of race – in popular American crime TV shows. The study included 26 different scripted series focused on crime from the 2017-2018 season, broadcast on both networks and streaming platforms.

Read the full report and explore the visuals and summary here.

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