Former FBI-Profiler: “Video Games Do Not Cause Violence”
A former FBI profiler and risk assessor has explained that video games aren’t the root of the violent outbursts that have caused tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, but that they can be a risk factor.
As Raw Story reports, former FBI analyst Mary Ellen O’Toole spoke to CBS News during a panel discussion on Sunday, offering her perspective. She said:
“It’s my experience that video games do not cause violence. However, it is one of the risk variables when we do a threat assessment for the risk to act out violently.
“It’s important that I point out that as a threat assessment and as a former FBI profiler, we don’t see these as the cause of violence, we see them as sources of fuelling ideation that’s already there.”
But, hey. What does the FBI know, anyway?
via GI International