The Crime genre deals with all aspects of crime, from their detection, the motives of those committing the crime, and the punishment involved. Sometimes a crime narrative is based on a real life situation, or is entirely fictitious. A common structure of a crime narrative begins with the crime itself, the investigation, and then the outcome or judgement. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is an example of an early crime novel. Sherlock Holmes, a famous London detective, solved crimes using his extraordinary deducting skills.
People are interested in crime stories as they are naturally fascinated by evil, interested in the news cycle, and looking at crime stories makes people feel prepared. Also, people are interested in crime stories because people are glad that they are not the victim, receive an adrenaline rush, and are always to solve the mystery of the story. Another reason people are interested in crime stories is because the storytelling is good and interesting.
A TV crime drama is a type of drama show that has a focus or depicts characters whose main occupation is to investigate, punish, or commit crimes like homicide, assault, or robbery. Examples of tv crime dramas are Dragnet, Hill Street Blues, Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, The Sopranos, and CSI. One of the pleasures of TV crime dramas is seeing the crime get solved and the offender receive punishment.
True Crime is a genre in that explores an actual crime and the actions that occurred. The true crime genre is often depicted in books, films, podcasts, and television shows. True crime works are able to create an impact on the crimes that they cover as well as the audience who views this type of genre. The genre is often criticized for being insensitive and is sometimes referred to as trash culture.