Journal Published Online: 01 September 2001
Volume 46, Issue 5

Investigating the Role of Screen Violence in Specific Homicide Cases



Despite a substantial body of research indicating a significant and causal empirical relationship between viewing what the authors label “screen violence” and behaving violently, little attention has been paid to the forensic psychological and psychiatric investigation of these phenomena in specific homicide cases. Through the analysis of seven cases of homicide, mostly committed by adolescents, the authors introduce five concepts—aggression immersion, theme consistency, scene specificity, repetitive viewing, and self-editing—for advancing such investigations.

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Meloy, JR
University of California, San Diego, CA
Mohandie, K
Behavioral Science Services, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 6
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Stock #: JFS15107J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15107J