Detailed description of crimes on newspaper and TV can have bad consequences on society, so this kind of information should be restricted on media. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 20170525
In this age of information, media are dominant sources of information for a considerable proportion of people, and hereby what media can show in their coverage should be selected carefully. Detailed description of crimes, thus, ought to be restrained severely by authorities.
The primary reason is that curiosity of young people and teenagers might motivate them to simulate what they see or read from media. Those crime details are exactly freshness and excitement that the young are seeking for every day. Without the ability of distinguishing between right and wrong, those young people adversely affected by crime details are more likely to violate laws with behaving like what they have seen in media.
In addition, coverage containing information like crime details are definitely textbooks for would-be offenders in our society. Watching TV programs or reading news like this, those potential criminals can easily polish their criminal plans, endangering public security and making troubles for police officers. People would readily imagine what would happen if all bumbling burglars are able to commit high-intelligence crimes.
More importantly, detailed information of crimes on media can, without a hitch, create unnecessary fear and panic for the public. For instance, detailed description of some criminal cases may consist of some violence, which does not only give rise to discomfort of viewers but also convinces people to believe that they are living in danger all the time.
In conclusion, authorities are supposed to commit themselves to restraining how media report crimes, what they can broadcast and what they cannot.