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LEISURE AS A CORRUPTER.docx

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Criminology
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CRIM 1125
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K.Chin

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LEISURE AS A CORRUPTER o Oft-repeated claims that certain leisure activities cause people – esp. young people – to become criminals o In the past, attention focused on corrupting influence of everything from comic books to rock and roll music to movie violence o Attention now shifted to contemporary leisure-time activities, such as internet usage and violent video games VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA THE WHOLE TRUTH o Some observers claim that murder rates doubled during 10-15 year period following introduction of “Free” television in Canada and the US o Also claim that 10% of youth violence is caused y television viewing
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