Professor of Social Work at Saint Louis University
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
"The present data show that playing violent video games and/or having a preference for violent video games is correlated with delinquency and violence even when considering the effects of a battery of correlates of delinquency including psychopathy...
The consumption of violent media is far from innocuous, and when violent media consumption in the form of video games is viewed by adults as a 'reward' for youth to spend their free time, it can be problematic. Youth with pre-existing psychopathology are particularly at risk for the deleterious effects of violent video games."
Cowritten with Matt DeLisi, Douglas A. Gentile, Craig A. Anderson, and Jeffrey J. Shook, "Violent Video Games, Delinquency, and Youth Violence: New Evidence," Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Oct. 2012
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to violence and video games. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to media violence and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University, 2013-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Criminal Justice, 2013-present
Fellow, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin, 2008-present
Faculty Affiliate, Center on Violence and Injury Prevention, Washington University, 2010-2014
Associate Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University, 2011-2013
Assistant/Associate Editor, Journal of Adolescence, 2010-2013
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University, 2008-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2008-2010
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-2008
Former Faculty Associate, Center on Education and Substance Abuse Research, University of Pittsburgh
Former Faculty Associate, Center on Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh
Case Manager/Case Worker, Division of Family Services, State of Missouri, Mar. 1990-Sep. 1994
Youth Coordinator, Division of Recreation, City of St. Louis, Jan. 1989-Dec. 1989
PhD, Social Sciences and Social Work, Washington University, 2005
MA, Liberal Studies, Regis University, 2001
MA, Criminology, University of Missouri, 1994
BSc, Criminal Justice and Anthropology, Truman State University, 1988