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A Futile Game: On the Prevalence and Causes of Misguided Speculation about the Role of Violent Video Games in Mass School Shootings

School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age

ISBN: 978-1-78052-918-9, eISBN: 978-1-78052-919-6

ISSN: 2050-2060

Publication date: 23 November 2012

Abstract

Social implications – Time focused on video games as a cause of mass school shootings is time wasted. Discussions of mental health issues and mental health care are likely to bear more fruit in relation to mass school shootings.

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Ferguson, C.J. and Ivory, J.D. (2012), "A Futile Game: On the Prevalence and Causes of Misguided Speculation about the Role of Violent Video Games in Mass School Shootings", Muschert, G.W. and Sumiala, J. (Ed.) School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 47-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2050-2060(2012)0000007007

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