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The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines (Paperback)
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The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 14/09/2004
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VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE...
A disturbed student shoots up his classroom -- and suddenly a wave of mass murder is sweeping through our nation's schools. A young child is taken from her home -- and for months afterward child abductions are frantically reported on an almost daily basis. A surfer is attacked by a shark -- and the public spends an entire summer fearing an onslaught of the deadly underwater predators. Why do the terrible events we see in the media always seem to lead to more of the same?
Noted author and cultural behaviorist Loren Coleman explores how the media's over-saturated coverage of murders, suicides, and deadly tragedies makes an impact on our society. This is The Copycat Effect -- the phenomenon through which violent events spawn violence of the same type.
From recognizing the emerging patterns of the Copycat Effect, to how we can deal with and counteract its consequences as individuals and as a culture, Loren Coleman has uncovered a tragic flaw of the information age -- a flaw which must be corrected before the next ripples of violence spread.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743482233
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dr. Steven Stack sociologist, Center for Suicide Research The media are still largely in a state of denial on how their coverage of death contributes to the violence and destructiveness in our society -- but Coleman's book should wake them up!
Benjamin Radford author of Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us Coleman raises troubling questions about the media's hidden role in perpetuating the very crimes and tragedies they sensationalize.
Tess Gerritsen, M.D. author of The Sinner A fascinating and frightening look at the bizarre outer limits of human behavior.
Kenn Thomas author of Popular Alienation This is urgent reading.
Publishers Weekly A convincing case.

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