Year: 1996 Source: Trends and Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice, no.55, (June 1996), p.1-9 SIEC No: 20011419

This paper explores the complexities of the relationship between media depictions of violence & subsequent violent behaviour. Different forms of visual media are considered, i.e. television, films, videos, & video/computer games. The reporting of suicide on television news is briefly discussed in the context of imitative behaviours. A number of policy options for addressing the issue of violence in the media are proposed. (16 refs.)