Video Games, Violence, and Crime by Patricia D. Netzley

By Patricia D. Netzley

Even supposing polls have proven that greater than 1/2 americans think there's a hyperlink among violent games and violent habit, specialists disagree on even if any such hyperlink exists or, if it does, to what measure. This ebook examines the ways that games may perhaps impression crime, fairly in regard to violent acts.

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Edu. 12. ” 13. ” 14. ” 15. Dave Grossman, “The Violent Video Game Plague,” Knowledge of Reality. htm. 16. Christopher J. Ferguson, “Don’t Link Video Games with Mass Shootings,” CNN, September 20, 2013. com. 17. ” 18. Matt Peckham, “Norway Killer Played World of Warcraft, Which Probably Means Nothing at All,” Time, April 17, 2012. com. 19. ” 20. ” 21. Quoted in Daniel Beekman, “NRA Blames Video Games Like ‘Kindergarten Killer’ for Sandy Hook Elementary Slaughter,” New York Daily News, December 21, 2012.

He explains that “when a person gets one disorder, they often get more. If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a year or two later you might end up with anxiety problems or social phobias. ”42 The notion that violent games could worsen mental illnesses, especially those that cause sufferers to confuse fantasy with reality, is a matter of great concern. Current research does not indicate that game play can contribute to the development of psychosis or other serious mental disorders that might lead to violence.

That’s under construction during the teenage years. ”36 Walsh also says that if a person comes from a troubled background, the impulse control center can be even more compromised after prolonged gaming, which can make the person likely to behave in antisocial ways. 33 Game-Created Biases In January 2012, nineteen-year-old Anthony Graziano of New Jersey firebombed the home of a rabbi and several synagogues. Because he had targeted only Jewish people, Graziano was charged not only with nine counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of aggravated arson but also with one count of bias intimidation.

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