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Well, I don't believe videogames cause violence but to play devils advocate those graphs mean nothing. There may be an overal decline of violence in the modern gaming age but that doesn't mean that there's not an increase in the percentage of people committing those crimes that were influenced by games. These are the same kind of imprecise studies that show a correlation between games and real violence, just this time used to show the opposite. There are a few studies that show definitive results and those show no correlation between games and real violence, but there need to be more, most are like this one and show no really useful data, just enough to be twisted to one interpreters agenda or another. It's like the dinosaurs on mercury (or was it venus?) theory, if you don't know what I mean, Google it.
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criminals in prison should be given a daily dosage of manhunt on PS2
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Well, I don't believe videogames cause violence but to play devils advocate those graphs mean nothing. There may be an overal decline of violence in the modern gaming age but that doesn't mean that there's not an increase in the percentage of people committing those crimes that were influenced by games. These are the same kind of imprecise studies that show a correlation between games and real violence, just this time used to show the opposite. There are a few studies that show definitive results and those show no correlation between games and real violence, but there need to be more, most are like this one and show no really useful data, just enough to be twisted to one interpreters agenda or another. It's like the dinosaurs on mercury (or was it venus?) theory, if you don't know what I mean, Google it.
I agree completely.
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The early nineties were a rough time to be 14-24 apparently, it made a lot of murderers out of young people...
    
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Don't know about games being a way to deal with aggression... I've broken several pieces a furniture, a few doors, and I laugh at my father who has gone through five mice this year playing CoD2 & 4. He's the only person that I know that can reliably destroy the mouse wheel. Neither of us take out our aggressions on people, it's not a family trait. I use Dad as an example of the generational connection and the pattern that emerges.

As for youth violence, I have a different hypothesis - it's not that they are getting their aggression out, it's that they are sitting on the couch rather than wandering around town looking for trouble to get into. The youth obesity rates are going up while the youth crime rate is nosediving. Wonder if it's connected.
post #16 of 27
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Don't know about games being a way to deal with aggression... I've broken several pieces a furniture, a few doors, and I laugh at my father who has gone through five mice this year playing CoD2 & 4. He's the only person that I know that can reliably destroy the mouse wheel. Neither of us take out our aggressions on people, it's not a family trait. I use Dad as an example of the generational connection and the pattern that emerges.

As for youth violence, I have a different hypothesis - it's not that they are getting their aggression out, it's that they are sitting on the couch rather than wandering around town looking for trouble to get into. The youth obesity rates are going up while the youth crime rate is nosediving. Wonder if it's connected.
Are you trying to say that fat people don't do crime and it's all the skinny people causing all the trouble!??

(Sorry you made it too easy)
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Are you trying to say that fat people don't do crime and it's all the skinny people causing all the trouble!??

(Sorry you made it too easy)

i can out run a fat person
    
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Are you trying to say that fat people don't do crime and it's all the skinny people causing all the trouble!??

(Sorry you made it too easy)
I'm not saying that they don't do crime, just less of it. If you're sitting at home with a PS2 and chuggin 64 once big gulps and inhaling handfulls of cheetos you're not out robbing anybody.
Edited by Jarhead - 7/8/08 at 2:26pm
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I'm not saying that they don't do crime, just less of it. If you're sitting at home with a PS2 and chuggin 64 once big gulps and inhaling handfulls of cheetos you're not out robbing anybody.
lol I know. I was being sarcastic. But maybe these overweight kids would rob other kids of their cheetos O_o
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