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NCJ Number: 83317 Find in a Library
Title: TV (Television) Crooks - Implications of Latent Role Models for Theories of Delinquency
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(1982)  Pages:177-190
Author(s): J R Greene; T S Bynum
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Reviewing the literature on the effect of television viewing on behavior, the authors suggest that if indeed the content of television programs can encourage antisocial behavior in some groups of viewers, the image of crime and characteristics of criminal actors presented on television may play an important role in the adoption of criminal behavior by lower-class adolescents.
Abstract: Data are presented that indicate the variance between the view of crime presented by the television media and that found in official statistics. The implications of this discrepancy for models of delinquency are discussed. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Television programming; Violence on television
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