Year: 1989 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.24, no.4, (1989), p.202-208 SIEC No: 19971044

This article discusses the influence of media coverage of mass murders & murder-suicides on imitative suicide. Based on news archives of several television stations & contemporary suicide rates, the author asserts that media coverage of mass these events are significantly associated with increases in the suicide rate. He also argues that media attention to murders is unrelated to lethal aggression in the community. (24 refs) (SC)