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Crime Poll: Viewers of Crime Shows and Sexual Assault

By March 1, 2013

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A survey that was conducted at Washington State University indicates that people who watch prime-time crime dramas, like Law & Order and CSI, are more likely to help victims of sexual assault than non-viewers.

The study also suggests that the reason for the findings is because crime dramas may help educate the viewers about sexual assault and encourage positive bystander intervention.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone being sexually assaulted? See also:
Crime Drama Viewers More Likely to Aid Sexual Assault Victims

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