Cracked and Motive part of Canadian cop show trend

From Scott Stinson of the National Post:

Can cons: Motive and Cracked add to our reputation of solid police dramas
It’s one of those generalizations that would probably fall apart under the weight of real-world evidence, but we Canadians like to think of ourselves as having a softer approach to certain kinds of criminals. It’s interesting, then, that two new successful shows on Canadian networks are both cop series in which the detectives, and by extension the viewers, are led to feel empathy for the murderers. Read more.