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Cold Justice: Sex Crimes

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Graphic reality spinoff is sensational but serves a purpose.

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This dramatic, gritty, and somewhat sensational reality show spin-off offers details about sex crimes committed against people of all ages in more remote areas of Texas, and the process by which they are reinvestigated. It also underscores many of the challenges small-town investigators and prosecutors face when trying to solve and try these cases, which often stem from the lack of funds, resources, and training to collect and study DNA evidence.

Some of the details shared about these crimes seem offered more out of a desire to be sensational than to inform. Nonetheless, the overall series reminds us of how important it is to pursue and resolve sex crime cases for the sake of the almost 300,000 men, women, and children in the United States who survive these assaults every year.

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