Impact of Re-Enactment Based Crime Shows of Pakistani Private Channels on Youth


  • Muhammad Ahsan Bhatti Department Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Urwah Iftikhar Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University(LCWU), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tahir Mahmood Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan



Crime, Violence, Television, Re-Enactment shows, Impact on Youth, Seduction on TV


This is a survey based study that investigates the impact of reenactment based crime shows on youth. The study is conducted in educational institutions of South Punjab (Pakistan). a sample of 100 respondent was collected through distribution of the questionnaire and their response was analyzed. The results were analyzed by using five variables namely: Violence, Language, Seduction, Instigation and Fear. It was interesting to find that many of the youth consider some sort of violence and foul language justified in the given situation of the reenactment show. A significant number of youth found the use of alcohol and smoking inappropriate and use of lie in given situation unacceptable. There was a significant number of youth respondents who found the display of love, romance, flirt, prostitution, physical relations and rape seducing, in different scenes of reenactment crime shows. There were some youth viewers who felt the society unsafe for them or others after watching violence and crimes in the reenactment shows.


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How to Cite

Bhatti, M. A., Iftikhar, U. ., & Mahmood, T. . (2020). Impact of Re-Enactment Based Crime Shows of Pakistani Private Channels on Youth. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(2), 513-530.