These might be handy in the future. Database about historical violence: cjrc.osu.edu/researchprojects/hvd/europe.html. On long term trends in violent crimes: Eisner, 2003, Long-Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime. Crime & Just, 30, 83-142. [PDF].
Malena Ivarsson et al. put 12-15 year old children to play Animaniacs and Manhunt to see if there is different effects on playing these games (http://www.su.se/forskning/ledandeforskning/samhallsvetenskap/stress-arbete-och-halsa/valdsamma-dataspel-paverkar-kroppen-1.79509) Can you see any issues here? The Pegi rating of the Manhunt is 18, because it contains extreme violence. Hence, it is not meant to be played by 12-15Continue reading “Unethical Research?”
Petri Lankoski, Södertörn University Annika Waern, Stockholm University Anne Mette Thorhauge, University of Copenhagen Harko Verhagen, Stockholm University This is a reprint version of the introduction article for special issue in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 3: 3, DOI: 10.1386/jgvw.3.3.175_7. The text contains DOI links to the special issue articles on Intellect site.