Thursday, January 12, 2006

Video games and law - serious stuff

Dimitri Williams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign posts case materials from ESA vs. Blagojevich, in which he served as an expert witness on issues like whether or not games cause violence and aggression. You can find his compilation (which he uses for teaching a mock trial in his classes) here.

His brief commentary on his experience (a social scientist being questioned in an adversarial manner) at TerraNova is also interesting. See "May it please the court" here.

I think it's great that he was consulted in this case and that his input was valuable. I see it as a plus for any social scientist to be prepared to give this kind of expert testimony.


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