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  • 'Worrisome trend' as gun violence TRIPLES in box office hits since the 80s...

    11/11/2013 2:46:13 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 51 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | By MARIE-LOUISE OLSON
    Original title (Brits love overlong titles):'Worrisome trend' as gun violence TRIPLES in box office hits since the 80s, making once R-rated films like Terminator and Die Hard look like child's play • New study says top-grossing films once rated R at the time of their release would be rated PG-13 today • Violence in movies has nearly quadrupled since the 50s • 945 top box office hits released from 1950 to 2012 were studied • Movies containing sex much more likely to earn an R-rating than those with violence • Psychologists say watching violence on screen increases aggression in real...
  • Violent Video Games Are a Risk Factor for Criminal Behavior and Aggression, New Evidence Shows

    03/27/2013 3:58:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Mar. 26, 2013 | NA
    People are quick to point the finger or dismiss the effect of violent video games as a factor in criminal behavior. New evidence from Iowa State researchers demonstrates a link between video games and youth violence and delinquency. Matt DeLisi, a professor of sociology, said the research shows a strong connection even when controlling for a history of violence and psychopathic traits among juvenile offenders. "When critics say, 'Well, it's probably not video games, it's probably how antisocial they are,' we can address that directly because we controlled for a lot of things that we know matter," DeLisi said. "Even...
  • Time Magazine: "Dead Man Walker,"

    03/14/2011 6:16:45 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 113 replies ^ | 3/13/2011 | Peter Andrew
    Dead Man Walker?! Is that the kind of civility President Obama pretended to be in favor of? The call for a kinder, gentler political debate certainly did not last long as the democrat party’s Time magazine lashes out in this headline against Conservative American Governor Scott Walker. What do you think? Did this go too far?
  • Suspected killers took turns, police say

    08/07/2006 5:25:00 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 646+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 7, 2006 | Chris Kahn (A.P.)
    PHOENIX -- The gunmen took turns as they drove around the city. Some nights it was Samuel John Dieteman, a burly electrician with a ragged mop of jet black hair. According to court documents, he'd blast at lone pedestrians from the window of a silver Toyota Camry in what he called "random recreational violence." Other nights the trigger was pulled by his roommate, Dale S. Hausner, a baby-faced janitor and freelance photographer, the court documents allege. After each shooting, the pair would drive slowly away, leaving little evidence other than the victim's body on a sidewalk. Court documents and interviews...
  • Report Shows 'Unequivocal Evidence' That Media Violence Has Significant Negative Impact On Children

    03/26/2004 5:12:27 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 465+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-26-2004 | APS
    American Psychological Society Date: 2004-03-26 Report Shows 'Unequivocal Evidence' That Media Violence Has Significant Negative Impact On Children Research report provides 'A scientific assessment of research on the influence of violent television and films, video games, and music "reveals unequivocal evidence that media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior" in children and youth, according to a report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the American Psychological Society. The report reviews the large body of research that has investigated the ways in which violent media influence behavior. Across all media genres, the authors...

    01/15/2004 1:00:19 PM PST · by Simi Valley Tom · 18 replies · 1,232+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE® ^ | January 13, 2004 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On trial in Kassel, Germany, Armin Meiwes has confessed to killing a man and eating his flesh, according to the Birmingham Post on Jan. 6. Investigators testified that hundreds of pornographic images were found on his home computer; the content ranged from homosexual sex to depictions of torture and sexual violence. This evidence, coupled with psychological examinations, has prompted prosecutors to label the crimes "sexually motivated," which serves as a frightening warning about the dangers of pornography and media violence. Countless scientific studies have shown disturbing links between watching pornography and media violence with sexual violence and criminal violence in...
  • The Matrix defense

    11/09/2003 9:37:06 AM PST · by Radix · 10 replies · 632+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/9/2003 | Mark Schone
    JOSH COOKE DOESN'T REMEMBER what he was thinking at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, when he went up to his room after eating dinner with his parents. He remembers what he was listening to on his headphones -- "Bodies," by metal drones Drowning Pool -- and what he did. "I just kinda looked over at my `Matrix' poster," he says, "and then I looked over at my gun." The 19-year-old donned combat boots and a black jacket -- like Neo, the hero of the 1999 movie and its sequels. He filled his pockets with shotgun shells. Then he picked...