Do Video Games Spark Violence?

Dr. Whitney DeCamp sitting with various video games surrounding him

DeCamp (Photo: Encore Magazine/Brian K. Powers)


Dr. Whitney DeCamp is a criminologist and associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University whose research explores the impact of playing video games.

DeCamp has conducted five studies on video games, in part, to determine whether there is a connection to violent games and violent behavior. His work, which has been widely published in leading scientific journals, has been gaining attention in local and national media, including Kalamazoo’s Encore Magazine and MSNBC.