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Controversial Study Suggests Seeing Gun Violence Promotes It

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Science  27 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5726, pp. 1239-1240
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5726.1239a

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A longitudinal study of Chicago adolescents reported on page 1323 has concluded that even a single exposure to firearm violence doubles the chance that a young person will later engage in violent behavior.