Parents' Guide to

Murder Prevention Unit

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent, thought-provoking British crime drama.

TV BBC America Drama 2006
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This fast-paced, suspense-filled drama is entertaining enough, but viewers will probably be more intrigued by the possible implications of this new type of law enforcement. Every move the officers make spurs questions about the right to privacy vs. citizens' security, and viewers are left pondering questions like these: When police are allowed to break their own rules, are we safer for it? Who polices the police? How strongly must evidence point toward an intended crime for courts to hand down a guilty verdict?

Murder Prevention Unit definitely isn't for kids, but if your teens can handle the show's graphic violence and strong language, watching the series with them is sure to prompt some interesting discussions.

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