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Adolescents, crime, and the media : a critical analysis

Author: Christopher J Ferguson
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Advancing responsible adolescent development.
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A campus shooting. A gang assault. A school bus ambush. With each successive event, fingers are pointed at the usual suspects: violent films, bloody video games, explicit web sites. But to what extent can--or should--the media be implicated in youth crime? And are today's sophisticated young people really that susceptible to their influence? Adolescents, Crime, and the Media critically examines perceptions of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Ferguson
ISBN: 9781461467410 1461467411 1461467403 9781461467403
OCLC Number: 837579623
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Media Depictions of Crime. Introduction: Crime and the Media --
A History of Violence in the Media --
Media Portrayals of Crime and Youth --
Adolescents in the News Media --
The CSI Effect --
Research on Media as a Cause of Crime. Television Violence --
Video Games --
Other Media --
Pornography --
Public Policy, Censorship, and First Amendment Issues.
Series Title: Advancing responsible adolescent development.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Ferguson.

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Bringing scientific rigor to a culturally and politically charged issue, this book transcends the nature/nurture debate. Examines media influences, adolescent brain development, misperception of  Read more...

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Christopher Ferguson's book Children, Crime, and the Media: A Critical Analysis describes how the news media often speculates about a relationship between juvenile violence and violent video games, Read more...

 
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