Researcher says “moral panic” is behind linking of games to violent acts


In a new scholarly journal article, Texas A&M psychology professor Christopher Ferguson argues there is no significant relationship between violent video games school shootings like those at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School. A sense of “moral panic” rather then good science is driving many people to conclude that violent games lead to violent acts, said Ferguson.

Ferguson’s article appears in the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling.

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