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If you manufacture guns, you don’t need to advertise, because it is done by our entertainment industry.”In reality, the number of violent crimes has been falling, but the public’s perception is that violence has increased.
According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, the overall violent victimization rate (eg, rape and assaults) decreased by 40% from 2001 to 2010.
Furthermore, extremely violent behavior never occurs when there is only one risk factor present.
Thus, a healthy, well-adjusted person with few risk factors is not going to become a school-shooter just because they start playing a lot of violent video games or watching a lot of violent movies.”One of Anderson’s colleagues at Iowa State University, Douglas Gentile, Ph D, Associate Professor of Psychology, along with Brad Bushman, Ph D, Professor of Communication and Psychology at Ohio State University and Professor of Communication Science at the VU University in Amsterdam, recently published a study that identifies media exposure as 1 of the 6 risk factors for predicting later aggression in 430 children (aged 7 to 11, grades 3 to 5) from Minnesota schools.
The study queried children and their peers as well as teachers on aggressive behaviors and violent media consumption twice during a school year.