REF2021 20Z_ICS_A Enriching Crime Media – Informing content of television programmes through homicide research

    Impact: Societal impacts

    Description of impact

    Our research has led to higher quality true crime television programmes, rooted in cutting edge empirical enquiry. Our research has directly shaped programme narratives, improving the rigour and accuracy of 131 episodes across five series made in the UK, Ireland and distributed globally, representing a step change from the low quality, populist media, driven by stereotypes and prejudices which previously dominated such genres. The key beneficiaries are the television channels CBS Reality and Sky Crime, the online streaming service Netflix, multiple television production companies in the UK and Ireland and the audiences of the programmes they make.
    Impact date20162020
    Category of impactSocietal impacts