TV-trained burglar sentenced
This story was about burglar which was happened in Kentucky.
Michael W.Hobbs,36, of Waco,Ky pleaded guilty to five counts of bulgar. He said he learned how to rob homes by watching the Discovery Channel show "It takes a thief." He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Television's effects on crimes has been a controversial issue. When Columbine High School massacre was happened in 1999, some people blamed for the TV show "South Park" and rock musician "Marilyn Manson," according to Michael Moore's documentary film "Bowling for Columbine"
There have been many theories to try to explain how people are impacted by TV program. Many theorists tried to prove their hypothesis, but it's been still studied.
Making a useful and helpful TV program is producers' responsibility, but how to accept that program is viewer's responsibility. PD can't control viewer's mind and thought.
Therefore, no one can't blame for the TV show for a crime.