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Gun violence and media effects: challenges for science and public policy

  • Malte Elson (a1) and Christopher J. Ferguson (a2)
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Malte Elson, Department of Communication, University of Munster, Bispinghof 9-14, 48143 Munster, Germany. Email: malte.elson@uni-muenster.de
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Gun violence and media effects: challenges for science and public policy

  • Malte Elson (a1) and Christopher J. Ferguson (a2)
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