Media reporting on suicide attacks may increase the likelihood of an at-risk individual with similar views to that of the subject to be inspired to commit a similar attack.
Tag: Copycat Deaths
It is tempting to ascribe atrocious acts like homicide-suicide to the inspirational power of mass communication. Research points out that other factors are more influential though.
Reporting on celebrity suicides in a sensationalistic way is potentially harmful as it can lead to 'copycat' deaths.