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NCJ Number: 154916 Find in a Library
Title: Research Into Violence and the Media: Aggression, Desensitization, and Fear
Journal: Les Cahiers De La Securite Interieure  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(1995)  Pages:21-37
Author(s): B J Wilson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: Hundreds of studies have been conducted on the nature and effects of media violence.
Abstract: This article reviews some of the pertinent findings, which are complex and occasionally contradictory and often use questionable methodologies. Nevertheless, the evidence strongly suggests that under certain circumstances, violence broadcast over the media can lead to aggressive behavior, desensitize audiences to the consequences of violence, and cause fear.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Media violence; Media-crime relationships; Media-terrorism relationships; Violence on television
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