Copycat Crimes DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 8, 1998
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS explores the phenomena of film related copycat crimes - a growing problem in the United States.
It is a growing, troubling phenomenon--more and more crimes committed are found to be imitations of things the perpetrators saw on TV or in the movies. While these unimaginative criminals have been around since the first days of the cinema, the rise in COPYCAT CRIMES has caught the media's attention recently.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTSTM examines this trend with the help of prosecuting attorneys, police officers, psychologists and inmates. Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America, tells how Hollywood is responding to the problem, and a major producer tells of how it has affected his role. Examine past waves of copycat crimes, such as the bank robbing rise that corresponded to the '50s boom in western films, and hear from some experts who believe that the problem has increased 10-fold in the last decade.
It's a probing look at the undeniable influence that popular culture has over our society.