But like I said, the higher rates of violence existed before television/movies/internet and continue to today, so its unlikely to be causative.
And it still does not address my point above-that when guns were banned (with suicide being a prompting factor) overall suicide rates did not drop-they just found other means.
What about those who can't or more worryingly won't ? You have certainly had plenty of thoseOne reason for that is because I can separate reality from fiction.
There you goI dont know of any (real, not from a magazine) study to suggest that watching violent programming leads to more violence, if you have a link I'd love to see it.
Early Exposure to TV Violence Predicts Aggression in Adulthood
Violence in the Media
For most it won't be but for some it will. Add easy access to firearms into the mix after that and you have a society where homicide becomes 5 or 6 times more likely than in other developed countriesBut like I said, the higher rates of violence existed before television/movies/internet and continue to today, so its unlikely to be causative.
The study I linked disagrees. Here is anotherAnd it still does not address my point above-that when guns were banned (with suicide being a prompting factor) overall suicide rates did not drop-they just found other means.
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JAMA Network | JAMA Pediatrics | Short-term and Long-term Effects of Violent Media on Aggression in Children and Adults
However, thats a pretty weak relationship by medical research standards, because even if it exists (lets say it does), its still not the magic bullet to pin the blame on. And like I said, higher rates were around before tv/movies-in the UK guns were prevalent at one time and yet the violence rate was still lower. So what other factors do you suggest?
I had a feeling this was the angle you were shooting for. Instead of blaming people you blame an object.
also IIRC wasn't the collection of crime statistics in the UK severely inadequate at best?
I won't begin to tell you how your island nation should handle it's subjects and guns, but here in the US, I'll keep my guns, thank you.
Not a criminal so, statistically, I have about as much a chance as you getting shot these days. *shrug*
If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.
Although observing violence may increase aggression in the short term for adults and children, long-term effects are most likely to occur for children. Consequently, children need the most protection from repeated exposures to violence. Infrequent exposure is not likely to produce lasting consequences, but parents particularly need to be urged to protect their children against the kinds of repeated exposures that heavy play with violent video games or immersion in violent TV programs is likely to produce.
That doesn't sound like 'very weak' corellation to me