A 2009 study was conducted in which participants were shown various scenes of violence and various comedic scenes. After, the participants reported their sympathetic and enjoyment levels; the experiment then went on to target the scenes effectiveness over specific time frames. The results of this experiment suggested that media violence has the power to desensitize viewers within a short period of time; this develops the viewer’s attitude to more enjoy violence portrayed in the media, and begin to lack sympathy for the victims.
There are several factors of the media violence that may contribute to aggression in reality. Many believe the media creates a somewhat positive attitude towards violence and makes it more acceptable in modern day society, as well as projecting the world in a more hostile fashion. One of the most common arguments against violence appearing in the media, as well as fictional forms as well, is that it desensitizes violence throughout America, and the repetition of viewing such events create a sort of emotional detachment.
Media violence presents a distorted reality. Reported by the Nielsen Company, the average American will watch five hours of video daily, close to all of this coming from the television- ⅔ of the videos watched contain some form of violence. It’s been argued continuously TV is flooded with propaganda for violence.
People knows what is the idea of witchcraft, but they don’t know the true meaning of it. Modern-Day Witch is the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil. Most people think that witch hunt isn’t real and a myth that still uncover. It is just an urban legend that have many speculations that are falsely untrue. Unfortunately, these belief set an alarming perspective that still occurred around the world where innocent people are attacked and killed accused of being a witchcraft.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the topic on gang violence. I remember jaden talking about how the crimes be in some of our community and how dangerous it is to be around the kind of violence that’ll get you killed but something that I was more curious on was how does crimes take action ? lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel like gang members should stop killing innocent people because not only is it dangerous lots of people child dies.
For every group of people, there is a biased group to go along with it. In the LGBT community, this group of people would be the anti-gays. People who don’t support this community in any shape or form.
2025, a generation completely reformed. Every home, school, hospital, subway, coffee shop, library, movie theatre, and citizen, equipped with a legal handgun. Imagine a future where the means of defense is defined by the ability to shoot a firearm, no recollection of negotiation or peaceful communication skills from the past.
Media kills people?
Media is often and unjustly blamed for the corruption of society. A lot of this stems from the undeniable fact that popular media is new, people seem to fear change. There seem to be many conflicting studies regarding violent media, and aggression. This is a highly political issue so I found it hard to find articles that were not overtly biased.
This idea of comparing two different types of children in society’s view with a colored child and a white child, comes in a big threat from the impact of one’s community. The community mainly portrays that the child is internally being taught this way of thinking about one race being more superior through the activities one family does in a household.
In villages throughout Papua New Guinea, accusations are now brought to men just as brought to women. These villages disrupt their communities with accusation of witchcraft with the price of violence or death.
Dan Jorgensen, an anthropologist, has discovered seven cases of murder and attacks concerning with witchcraft accusations. In between the chaos of the villages, he has come to get the media’s attention and to interview victims and witness who experienced one of the the cases.
Is exposure to violent movies, video games, and t.v making people more violent? Video games have been increasing in violence for many years, and a study showed that 97% of 12-17 year olds play video games. As the violence has increased so has the number of people who are exposed to it. They are two sides to this argument. There are those who believe that violence in video games, movies and television are correlated with real life behavior and aggression, and those who say there is no correlation at all.
The Islamic State has recently risen from obscurity to the forefront of global terrorism. Although most notorious for highly publicized beheadings and brutal campaigns against anyone they perceive as unfaithful to their perversion of Islam, they have recently perpetrated an entirely different crime. The group released footage on February 26 of militants smashing artifacts in at a Mosul Museum. The statues in question were thousands of years old, some dating back to the 7th century BC.
There is a news article from CNN that explains in the title that "ISIS holds 150 Christians hostages, will threaten to kill them." This was reported by the founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, Osama Edward. Edward arises awareness that many innocent Christians are scared and need help. Most Americans believe this to be true, but the debate starts when it comes to if we are the ones that should try to help. It has become clear that ISIS feels as though it is appropriate to kill innocent people in attempt to achieve ultimate power in the Middle East.
I recently read the book Shooter by Walter Dean Myers. It is about a school shooting. Since we as a society have been having quite a few of these in the past few years, I feel like this book is relevant to our time period. It takes the reader through two interviews with Cameron Porter, who was the best friend of the shooter. It tells about how Cameron's life had lots of struggles and how Cameron's family life wasn't so perfect. The Shooter, Len, wrote a diary and that is put on display for the reader at the end of the book.
The NFL and its cases on domestic violence has emerged as one of the top stories of 2014. This all began in February of this year when Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice was arrested for violently attacking his fiancé. Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, suspended Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014-2015 season for his actions.
One of the top stories of 2014 centered around the situation in Ferguson. Officer Wilson was found not guilty of murdering Michael Brown. Protests erupted all over the country, some violent and some not, in order to get a point across that black lives matter. When Officer Wilson was found not guilty of murder, I was not surprised. However, I was surprised that he wasn't charged with anything. The crime was not murder in my opinion, but it very well could have been manslaughter.
Hi, my name is Sayra Bautista. I go to Fremont High School in Oakland, California. My topic for my senior research project is abortion. The problem is hundreds of thousands of women have abortions each year in the U.S., and communities should educate and inform every woman to reduce the abortion rate in the U.S, starting with mandatory sex education courses in middle school and high school. Also by reducing the rate of women having abortions, we could also stop anti-abortion violence.
I am looking to hearing any comment or feedback to make my thesis better.
Will peace ever be gained? I believe that peace will never be gained. I think that the amount of violence in the world just keeps growing. When people see violence or are victims of violence, they pass the violence on. The cycle keeps continuing which is why the amount of violence keeps growing. I think that whatever we do just won’t be enough because of how high it has already gotten. Its part of human nature at this point which is a big problem. There isn't just one source for this problem it just comes from everywhere and you can’t shut down everything.
My senior project topic is about racial profiling, and I chose this topic for my senior project because there have been so many deaths because of racial profiling, a lot of nationwide situations, and I've been through them myself.
At my school we are required to do a senior project based on research that we conduct on a social issue. When I heard this I narrowed my decisions down to two topics these were domestic violence and the effects of gangs in the community and youth. I finally decided to do my research on gangs as I feel like they play a role here in Oakland. A gang is defined as a “An organized group of criminals”. I think this can frankly be truth but also exaggerated. I choose this as my senior project because it’s a topic that has revolved around me my whole life as I grew up in the streets of Oakland, Ca.
a. The question I am interested is: What effect do the violent images and messages portrayed in T.V., movies, video games, etc. have on today's society? I am interested in this topic because I am lover of media with action and violence and I don't feel like it has any affect on me but I have always been curious if it actually does without me realizing it.
In the NY Daily News editorial, “Video games can spark aggression” by Brad Bushman, the author make an argument that video games don’t cause children to commit violent murder sprees in, but they do spark aggression. Bushman states that other factors like the child’s upbringing, their mental state and even their gender contributes to the violence in children. He suggests one way to make the society better is by limiting the access to violent games, getting parents to ban them from their homes and tell their kids to avoid them.
Recently, in ELA class we've been studying about Jordan Davis. At first, I thought about Trayvon Martin’s case, because it was very similar to this case. When I read/heard about it on the handout from salon.com I started to think today’s society is losing many of our youth,due to gun violence. I know that many people feel that the stand your ground statute is the key to the cause of this murder and i totally agree.
In 2010, a car bomb was found in the middle of Times Square. Luckily this bomb didn't go off but if it had, the results could have been catastrophic. Times Square is a highly populated area and if the bomb had gone off, the number of deaths could have been huge. Over time the violence in this world has been rising, especially against the innocent. Attacks on American soil are nothing new, but they are growing rapidly. This blatant attack on the public is chilling because it makes you think how at any time, a terrorist attack could occur.
When creating my concept map, I organized my data based on facts about my topic which is gangs of New York. At first I put facts about my topic then I added subtopics which were outcome/effects of gangs, recruitment, and peer pressure. I put these ideas in this order because it`s easier to understand and relates to what I am saying. For example, I put the deadliest gang in my concept map and explained how individuals get into the gang itself. Then on the side I put recruitment to represent how other gangs get their members.