Culture of Guns and Violence in America
Uses several sources to examine the causes of violence in American society, focusing on the media.
# 60676 | 700 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Sep 12, 2005 in Communication (Mass Media) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Social) , Hot Topics (Gun Control) , Sociology (Media and Society)
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Experts decry the violence in American society as violence for no end. Indeed, the United States has a culture of violence, perpetuated by violence in the media: primarily television, movies and popular songs. This paper shows that children, from a very early age, are raised to accept and even praise violence, as everywhere they turn, they are confronted with another glorification of violence. The papers examines the views of experts on the subject such as the American Psychological Association and Mediascope to determine the role of the media towards a more violent society. The author also provides his personal opinion on the subject.
From the Paper:"In fact, the APA continues by observing that children who watch a lot of television are less aroused by violent scenes than are those who only watch a little; in other words, they're less bothered by violence in general, and less likely to see anything at all wrong with it. In one example the APA cites, children who watched a violent program instead of a non-violent one were slower to intervene or call for help when, a little later, they saw younger children fighting or playing destructively."
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