Some people opine that news related to violent crimes ought not to be covered in the media. I partly agree with
opinion because I admit that
news may terrify viewers or readers and motivate them to commit an offence.
accept that they would equip people with preventative measures and
save their lives in urgent and dangerous cases.
On the one hand, I do believe that the news about crimes using violence is likely to provoke people to commit these crimes.
is because potential criminals may easily imitate the detailed description of the
. More specifically,
news typically illustrates chronologically the ways criminals carried out the theft, burglary or even murder; and the investigation process that police officers and detectives followed to seek out evidence.
, would-be criminals may consider these illustrations as lessons that would help them commit future offences without leaving any proof.
think that excessive exposure to media coverage of violent crimes may increase individual insecurity and agitation.
kind of news would make people lose confidence in their government’s credibility in regulating
rates and ensuring a safe community.
On the other hand
, there are still some justifications for why I hold a belief that the news about despicable crimes should still be broadcast in the media.
, breaking news related to wanted criminals or suspects of homicide could act as announcements to warn people to take preventative measures.
, the news about a robbery and murder which has just occurred is disseminated to inhabitants.
As a result
, they would be straightaway to reinforce their houses’ security by meticulously locking all the doors and windows or make plans to install CCTV in every room.
, up to date news about the places where the suspect is hiding
helps residents to evacuate quickly from high-risk areas, which is more likely to keep them safe.
In conclusion, I do not agree that shocking offence news should not be given widespread coverage despite the possibility of encouraging
news can help people protect themselves from potential dangers. Given
situation, producers of the news are recommended to modify the contents of the news so that it becomes more educational.