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dc.contributor.authorCantor, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAlpers, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMullen, Paul
dc.description.abstractA series of seven mass-homicides occurring in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom 1987-1996 is presented in the context of possible media influences. These crimes are exceptionally rare facilitating study based on similarity, time linkage and statements by the assailants. Time linkage suggests three incidents might have occurred through a modelling process. Statements link two incidents-one not being linked by time. It is argued that modelling may have occurred over a period as long as ten years. A ripple effect with these incidents generating other serious violence may also have occurred. Researchers of media influences on suicide and homicide need to take into account the constraints on findings, in relation to time frames and ripple effects, imposed by macro research designs. The micro perspective afforded by the study of very rare massive publicity linked events may generate new insights. These findings raise ethical dilemmas for the media.en_US
dc.publisherBrunner - Routledge (UK)en_US
dc.publisher.placeUK, Netherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArchives of Suicide Researchen_US
dc.titleMedia and Mass Homicidesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
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gro.griffith.authorCantor, Christopher H.

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