Green, A. J. (2010). Review of ‘Grand Theft Childhood: The surprising truth about violent video games and what parents can do’. Journal Of The American Academy Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(7), 720-722. doi:10.1097/00004583-201007000-00014

Reviews the book, “Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do” by Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson (see record 2008-03242-000). This book examine the prevailing theory that video games, violent ones in particular, are a factor in at least some of the random shootings and other murders that have occurred over the past few years, and they conclude it is wrong. The book begins by addressing the overall concern regarding video games, delving into their fairly gruesome evolution, but quickly gets to the point: disproving many of the established theories regarding violent video-gaming. The strength of the book is this detailed investigation into the myriad theories surrounding the business of violent entertainment. I think the most revealing statement from the book also comes from the interviewed kids. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)