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Yet the propaganda, Tanay said, makes people feel that crime is everywhere and that guns are needed for protection.
Asked about the hundreds of murderers he has examined and possible links to media violence, Tanay said, “Most homicides are committed by people who know each other, and who have some momentary conflict and have a weapon handy.
Nearly two-thirds of TV programs contain some physical violence.
“They are naturally more vulnerable, because they are in the community, they are sick, and they may misinterpret something.” The 2 teenage boys who murdered 12 schoolmates and a teacher and injured 21 others at Columbine High School in Colorado before killing themselves, he said, lived in a pathological environment.
While the vast majority of individuals afflicted with a psychotic disorder do not commit violence, Tanay said, “some mass killings have been perpetrated by people who are psychotic.” He cited the example of Seung-Hui Cho, a student who in 2007 shot to death 32 students and faculty of Virginia Tech, wounded 17 more, and then killed himself. Twenty years ago he would have been committed to a state hospital. In 2007, Anderson’s group reported on a longitudinal study of violent video games.
The study queried children and their peers as well as teachers on aggressive behaviors and violent media consumption twice during a school year.
Speculation as to the causes of the recent mass shooting at a Batman movie screening in Colorado has reignited debates in the psychiatric community about media violence and its effects on human behavior.
“Violence in the media has been increasing and reaching proportions that are dangerous,” said Emanuel Tanay, MD, a retired Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Wayne State University and a forensic psychiatrist for more than 50 years.