• Question Mark? Mass Murder, the Mass Media and Mental Health

    Author(s):
    Steven Aoun (see profile)
    Date:
    1997
    Group(s):
    Connected Academics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Public Humanities, Television Studies
    Subject(s):
    Mass media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    mass murder
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/t3nn-gc46
    Abstract:
    Seung-Hui Cho, the mass murderer who called himself Question Mark, left a lot of questions behind him. One of them obviously speaks for itself: what motivated him to kill thirty-three strangers at Virginia Tech? Another question almost goes without saying: why do we seek refuge behind moral explanations? Like 'the question mark kid' the adult world has exhibited its preference for 'one word answers'
    Notes:
    A still relevant look at media representations of mass murder and mental health.
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    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
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