CRIME: Season of Savagery and Rage

Does violence beget violence? Can one lurid crime flashed instantly across TV screens and explored in the pages of newspapers and magazines inspire other crimes? Those were questions for policemen, psychiatrists and journalists to ponder last week as a rash of savagery —a kind of season of rage—erupted across the U.S. Items:

>In the western Indiana hamlet of Hollandsburg, four young robbers brandishing shotguns broke into a mobile home where a mother, her son and three stepsons were watching early morning television. As the climax to a robbery that netted only $30, the...

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