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Friday August 30, 2013 MYT 11:45:00 AM
Friday August 30, 2013 MYT 11:51:31 AM
by angelin yeoh
Dr P. Sundramoorthy
PETALING JAYA: Young people today are in danger of turning to gangsterism because they are being fed on a media diet that is high on violence, danger and crime, says a top criminologist.
Criminologist Assoc Prof Dr P. Sundramoorthy of Universiti Sains Malaysia believes younger viewers should have limited exposure to violent images on and off screen.
“The developing young mind could misinterpret what it sees as acceptable social behaviour,” said Dr Sundramoorthy.
“Films provide a sense of information or relief that there is something you can do to protect yourself and the ones you know.” he added
More on gangsterism as portrayed in film in Asia and Hollywood (http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Movies/News/2013/08/30/Mean-streets.aspx)
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