Is the media causing criminal behaviour?

It’s the big debate in Criminological Psychology, do children imitate the bad behaviour of role models on TV. Whilst the Russian Government seem to think so they have relented on one children’s character, the wolf from ‘Nu Pogodi’.

Read more about the story here:

http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Popular+Russian+wolf+cartoon+safe+from/7172297/story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/classic-russian-tv-cartoon-villain-wolf-keep-smoking-155815536.html

What do you think? Is it because he is not deemed a ‘role model’; as he is the bad guy? And if so why do Itchy and Scratchy have to change?

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