Session 2007-08, 20 March 2009

Oral Evidence

Knife Crime

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the seventh and final evidence session of its inquiry into Knife Crime on Tuesday 24 March 2009. The session will begin by exploring the harmful effects of violent films and computer games on young people's behaviour.

At 10.30 am

€ Professor Kevin Browne, Forensic Psychology and Child Health, University of Nottingham

Location: Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, said:

"Throughout our inquiry we have tried to explore the reasons why young people carry and use weapons. Several witnesses have suggested that exposure to violent entertainment such as films or video games may trigger violent behaviour. We are therefore pleased to take more detailed evidence from Professor Kevin Browne on research in this area."