Television Exposure, Parents' Precautionary Warnings, and Young Adults' Perceptions of Crime

@article{Busselle2003TelevisionEP,
  title={Television Exposure, Parents' Precautionary Warnings, and Young Adults' Perceptions of Crime},
  author={Rick W. Busselle},
  journal={Communication Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={30},
  pages={530-556}
}
Crime-related television viewing may influence not only the viewer but also individuals with whom the viewer communicates. A matched sample of parents and their first semester college-age children were surveyed independently (N = 178 pairs)to test a model linking parents' crime-related television viewing with their college-age children's perceptions of crime prevalence. The model identifies parents' precautionary warnings as influenced by their own crime viewing and as influencing their college… CONTINUE READING

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