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Media & Violence: from Behavior to the Mean World Syndrome Introduction to Media Studies 28 November 2011 Ted Magder
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Media and Violence: The Terrain of Study Content Analysis: Type and Frequency of Violence in the Media   - what, when, who (aggressors and victims), consequences Influence on Behavior - Social modeling of aggression  (Albert Bandura) Influence on Attitudes and Values “Mean World Syndrome” (George Gerbner
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Murder Rates in NYC: Dramatic Decline - 1991: 2,262 vs. 2010: 536 (9 year in a row below 600) - 61st out of first 80 cities by pop size in terms of per capita murder Gun deaths greater for suicide than homicide Suicide 10th highest cause of death. Rate is 2x murder rate Murder less likely among strangers than among acquaintances (less than 10% of NYC murders involve strangers) 2008: National Murder Rate 5.4/100,000 (men 8.5; women 2.3) 2008: Forcible Rape Rate 29.80/100,000 (female population 52.30) 50% murders unsolved after one year (34% are never cleared) (see FBI, Uniform Crime Statistics, www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm)
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Murder Rate by City Population Rate is x per 100,000 Year: 2009 source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR source: FBI UCR
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Murders by Relationship Strangers - 1,924 Family or Acquaintance - 6,059 Unknown - 6,848 FBI. Uniform Crime Report
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“Comparative International Rates of Incarceration: An Examination of Causes and Trends,” Mark Mauer, 2003 For: US Commission on Civil Rights
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