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Op Ed

Huffington Post - Video Games Hold No Answers.
If there was any truly meaningful link between homicide and media exposure from any source, then by now one would have seen a whole body of supportive forensic research being used in our courts. If any of this research being trotted out now held even a glimmer of hope for a person accused of murder, attorneys all over the country would be mounting vigorous defenses based upon this connection -- but we haven't. And the reason we haven't is that the connection between the psychological and behavioral dynamics of youth homicide and violent video games and violent movies is simply not there.

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4. Re: Op Ed Jan 18, 2013, 19:22 jdreyer
 
Quite the contrary, violent crime has seen a massive reduction over the past 20 years while video games (most of them violent) have seen a massive increase in popularity and usage. Now this is correlation, not causation, and there are other possible causes for the crime reduction (less exposure to lead, higher incarceration rates, etc). But clearly, even if *some* (not all) evidence shows that video games create a bit of short term aggression in players, this clearly isn't resulting in violent crime.  
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3. Re: Op Ed Jan 18, 2013, 16:53 netnerd85
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 13:34:
I wonder what Clarence Bodeker would make of all this?
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He is one of my favourite scumbag villains, played very damn well! they don't do villains like they use to.

So close to putting the bluray of RoboCop on!
 
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2. Re: Op Ed Jan 18, 2013, 13:34 Cutter
 
I wonder what Clarence Bodeker would make of all this?  
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1. Re: Op Ed Jan 18, 2013, 09:39 Optional Nickname!
 
Modern American Cultural Formula For Success

1) Do wrong.
2) Blame Others.
3) Profit.
4) Go to 1.


 
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