As in many other professions and vocations, policing is surrounded by myths and stereotypes. One of the enduring ones is that the police are…

As in many other professions and vocations, policing is surrounded by myths and stereotypes. One of the enduring ones is that the police are primarily crime fighters. The crime fighting myth of the police is perpetuated by the popular media. The crime drama genre in the popular media has influenced the interpretative perspective of people that shape their thoughts about crime and the police. This effect of the popular media is also known as the “CSI Effect.”Discuss the role of the popular media in perpetuating crime fighting myth. Compare and contrast the media portrayed and the real police work. Why the media portray police officers as crime fighters? What are the consequences of the crime fighter image of the police? Provide examples from movies and TV shows based on crime and law enforcement.