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Effects of Extremely Violent Audiovisual Products on Young People’s Aggressive Behavior and Emotional Reactions

  • Tom H. A. van der Voort
  • Johannes J. W. Beentjes

Abstract

A baby wrapped up in a white sheet is being carried into the forensic laboratory. Less than an hour ago, so we learn from the commentary that accompanies the pictures, the baby was still resting in the lap of her mother who had just arrived at a U.S. airport. The little white bundle is laid down on the dissection table. The sheet is removed, uncovering the rigid body of a dead baby. At a single glance, it is clear that the baby has been on a dissection table before. Her body appears to have been cut open from sternum to pelvis, and closed again with coarse stitches. The stitches are cut loose one by one. In the gradually increasing opening of the skin transparent plastic comes into sight, covering a white substance. The hand of the pathologist disappears in the child’s body, and takes out a plastic bag filled with heroin. The voice-over explains that the baby has been killed for the very purpose of this drugs transport.

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  • Tom H. A. van der Voort
  • Johannes J. W. Beentjes

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