Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?

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Author's Note: Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?

Sadly, we live in a world where bad behavior and poor choices are often rewarded, even lauded. The need for early intervention for people at risk of embracing crime is desperate and necessary. So, when will the system catch up with the undeniable truth?

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