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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY.

Motion pictures and juvenile delinguency.

84th cong. 2d sess. 1956. Obscene and pornographic literature and

juvenile delinquency. 84th cong. 2d sess.

1956, A study of the antitrust laws. 84th cong.

20 sess. 1956. Power policy; Dixon-Yates contract. 84th cong.

20 segs. 1956. Education and juvenile delinquency. 84th cong.

2d sess. 1956. The episode of the Russian seament. 84th cong.

2d sess. May 24, 1956. "A study of the antitrust laws. 84th cong. 20

sess. 1956. Proposals for improving the patent system.

84th cong. 2d sess. 1956. The patent system and the modern economy.

84th cong. 2d sess. 1957. Distribution of patents issued to corporations

(1939-55). 84th cong. 2d sess. 1957. Opposition and revocation proceedings in patent

cages. 84th cong. 2d sess. 1957. Report of the subcommittee to investigate the

administration of the Internal Security Act ...Sed..1. Dec. 31, 1956. 84th cong. 2d sess.

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RELATIVE TO THE INVESTIGATION OF JUVENILE

DELINQUENCY IN THE UNITED STATES

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1956

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman

ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee
OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina
THOMAS C. HENNINGS, JR., Missouri
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas
PRICE DANIEL, Texas
JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming
MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin
WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota
WILLIAM E. JENNER, Indiana
ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah
EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois
HERMAN WELKER, Idaho
JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland

SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THE UNITED STATES

ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee, Chairman
THOMAS C. HENNINGS, JR., Missouri WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota
PRICE DANIEL, Texas

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin
JAMES H. BOBO, General Counsel

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I. Introduction.

Motion pictures are a part of the media of mass communication

investigation.

Letters express concern over excessive violence in motion

pictures

Concern expressed over objectionable motion-picture adver-

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II. Has there been an increase in violence and brutality in motion

pictures

Motion-picture industry admits overemphasis on excessive

violence

Foreign countries officially object to violence in American

films.

Examples of alleged film violations of the Production Code

III. Factors underlying the present trend toward criminal violence and

salacious” ess in motion pictures.

Factors involved..

Arguments against unrestricted "realism" in motion pictures..

IV. Relationship between brutality and violence in motion pictures and

adolescent behavior.

Résumé of testimony of Dr. Frederick C. Hacker and Dr.

Marcel Frym..

Results of a survey of professional clinicians by the subcom-

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Effects of crime and violence films at the cultural level.

Differential effects of crime and violence movies on children. -

Identification with movie-type heroes resulting in unadaptive

behavior

Motion pictures as a part of mass media may not only initiate

but sustain delinquent activities.

The concept of crime does not pay in motion pictures

Techriques of crime can be learned from movies_

Conclusions regarding violence and brutality in motion pictures -

V. Motion-picture advertising ---

Editorial criticism of motion-picture advertising

Alleged violations of the Motion Picture Advertising Code

VI. The Motion Picture Production Code Administration.

Synopsis of the working of the Motion Picture Production Code

Administration..

Alleged violations of the Motion Picture Production Code.
VII. Opinions of the members of the motion-picture industry
VIII. Attempts of the movie industry to develop good citizenship on the

part of young people-

The film stimate Board of National Organizations

School and educational use of motion pictures -

IX. Conclusions.

Conclusions on the effect of crime and violence films on juvenile

behavior..

Comparison of motion pictures with other mass media.

Impact of a sirgle film may be relatively_great.

Movie violence and the Motion Picture Production Code

Motion-picture advertising

Responsibility of the motion-picture industry

Regulation of motion pictures.

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