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Domestic Violence

Violent Acts Based on Movies

07/24/2006

Question:

How many people do what they see in movies?

Answer:

There is no way to know for sure, there is some indirect evidence that what we see in movies, television etc influences our behavior.  For example in Japan there are far fewer homicides resulting from firearms than in the United States, but many more deaths and injuries related to stabbings.

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Response by:

Kenneth   Davis, Jr, MD, FACS Kenneth Davis, Jr, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Clinical Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati