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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, A. Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorEngelstätter, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorWard, Michael R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14T08:22:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-14T08:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31936-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48154-
dc.description.abstractPsychological studies invariably find a positive relationship between violent video game play and aggression. However, these studies cannot account for either aggressive effects of alternative activities video game playing substitutes for or the possible selection of relatively violent people into playing violent video games. That is, they lack external validity. We investigate the relationship between the prevalence of violent video games and violent crimes. Our results are consistent with two opposing effects. First, they support the behavioral effects as in the psychological studies. Second, they suggest a larger voluntary incapacitation effect in which playing either violent or non-violent games decrease crimes. Overall, violent video games lead to decreases in violent crime.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 11-042en_US
dc.subject.jelD08en_US
dc.subject.jelK14en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordVideo Gamesen_US
dc.subject.keywordViolenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordCrimeen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the effects of violent video games on violent crimeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn663765870en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:11042-
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