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Does violence in film encourage violence in the real world? 

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First of all, we have to recognize that we can never truly isolate the degree of impact that violence on film (movies and TV) has on violence in real life.  People have too much going on that affects them for us to be able to truly determine how much seeing violence on film leads to committing actual acts of violence in real life.

Theoretically, it makes sense that watching...

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