Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime?

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Gordon Dahl; Stefano DellaVigna;
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    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:J08 | jel:C91 | jel:C93

Laboratory experiments in psychology find that media violence increases aggression in the short run. We analyze whether media violence affects violent crime in the field. We exploit variation in the violence of blockbuster movies from 1995 to 2004, and study the effect ... View more
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