Episode 7: Regulating Violent Video Games

In Episode 7 of Meet The Professors, Craig Anderson (Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of Violence, Iowa State University), Professor Fred Galves, and host Deana Pollard Sacks (Roberson King Professor of Law, Texas Southern University), discuss various legislative attempts to regulate the sale of violent video games to minors, and the courts' opinions striking down all such sales regulations on First Amendment grounds. The professors compare United Supreme Court cases concerning regulation of speech, point out stark inconsistencies among the cases, and posit political reasons for the inconsistencies.

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Ninja The Pro 65: okay first some people play gta 5, call of duty. But some people don't to crime!!!!!!

Deana Sacks: Please provide authority for your claim that youth violence in on the decline. By authority I mean credible academic research or government statistics.

Benitopsp: Youth violence has been on the decline for the past 40 years, look at the numbers, stop wasting your time with such garbage.

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