Current Psychology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 298–311 | Cite as

Mass media treatment of violence in sports and its effects

  • Kevin Young
  • Michael D. Smith
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Abstract

There appears to be a strong relationship between mass media portrayals of violence and real-life violence itself. This article reviews the available literature on the effects of media treatment of sports violence; analyzes the theoretical explanations for this treatment; and makes proposals on how the problems of both sports violence and its media coverage may be remedied, with a particular focus on amateur hockey in Canada.

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Current Psychology Royal Commission Amateur Player Official Game Hockey Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Young
    • 1
  • Michael D. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CalgaryN.W., CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.York UniversityUK

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