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

Author:   Loren Coleman
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
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Pages:   320
Publication Date:   14 September 2004
Format:   Paperback
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The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines


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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.

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Author:   Loren Coleman
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Imprint:   Gallery
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.293kg
ISBN:  

9780743482233


ISBN 10:   0743482239
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   14 September 2004
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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Dr. Steven Stacksociologist, Center for Suicide ResearchThe 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!


Tess Gerritsen, M.D. author of The Sinner A fascinating and frightening look at the bizarreouter limits of human behavior.


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Loren Coleman, M.S.W., has researched the Copycat Effect for more than two decades. Coleman has been an adjunct professor at various universities in New England since 1980 and a senior researcher with the Muskie School for Public Policy. He is currently the primary consultant for the State of Maine's Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative. The author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books, including the critically acclaimed work Suicide Clusters, lives in Portland, Maine.

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