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Violent children and the media

  • Susan Bailey (a1)
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Few subjects attract the attention of the public and the media more than violent acts committed by children and adolescents. All too frequently, politicians, policy-makers, practitioners, the public and media become caught up in destructive cycles of blame, engendering within society itself a sense of helplessness and powerlessness for and about violent young people.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • Susan Bailey (a1)
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