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Comm 1310 Review The Killing Screens: Character most often portrayed as victims of TV violence (video shown in class) The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. -minority women, old women, and boys ages 16-24 Conclusions of Brandon Centerwall regarding TV violence, homicides and violence as a public health issue 1989, Brandon Centerwall found that homicide rate in USA and Canada doubled 10-15 years after TV was introduced 1975-83 Found that white homicides in South Africa increased 56% after TV was introduced I 1975 Effects on rate of violent crime in real life after major news coverage 1977-1984 David Phillips found: i.1.) Increases in suicides just after widely publicized suicide stories (300 more than usual after Marilyn Monroe’s suicide) i.2.) 35% increased in single-car accidents (could be suicides) after extensive newspaper coverage of such accidents i.3.) Increases in private plane crashes just after heavily- publicized murder-suicide stories i.4.)
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