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Structural Violence the Unseen Violence - ... We know that immigration to USA is regulated by law. The political hierarchy has framed the legal law in such a way that immigrants do not enjoy the same privileges as citizens. The apparent differences between people who are citizens and non-citizens is so inherent, that the disadvantaged non-citizens accept it with little outlet for protest. Since it is the law of the land, non-citizens willingly accepts the structural violence inflicted upon them due to immigration related issues. In recent months we have seen political unrest in Tunisia, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Violence Within - The most popular thing in our world today is not family, schooling, religion or even the newest song by Jay Z. The thing that our world seems to be the most attracted to is violence. Throughout the years of evolution and invention violence has become the most progressive thing in our society. But through humans’ natural nature of misguidance we often use violence as the solution to many problems, and that may be the real problem. Whatever it is used for good or bad violence seems to be a part of everyday life and no matter how hard we try there is no escaping it....   [tags: Violence] 812 words
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Violence in the Media - Some believe that violence in the media is to blame for violence in people, but that argument is undermined by the realization that violence existed long before video games and television. In fact, violence has actually been steadily decreasing since these things have been growing in popularity. Critics of violent media seem to long for the “good old days”; a time before there was violence in the media. These critics fail to acknowledge that those “good old days” were actually far more violent than today....   [tags: Violence] 816 words
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Structural Violence - ... It is not even very noticeable to the people who live with this violence; it has been the way life has always been. Structural violence can come from individual, social and political bearings. Although structural violence is not derived from anyone individuals will (this is considered direct violence) it can be carried out by individuals and it certainly has an effect on individuals. The conditions of the inner city school do not just hurt the school as a whole. It also affects each student who attends the students who chose not to attend, the employees who work there and every member of their families....   [tags: Violence ]
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Domestic Violence - ... Further, as pointed out in (Shipway, 20), domestic violence along with abuse is experienced by anyone in the society, regardless of their age, race or gender among many other groupings. Unfortunately, domestic violence is usually overlooked and not given the keen attention it requires; hence Congress should take responsibility because each citizen should live in a hospitable environment. As highlighted in, in the United States of America as per the year 2000, 28% of women experienced domestic violence of different forms (Khan, 5)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Media Violence - Media Violence Media violence is one of the most debated public issues society faces today. Television screens are loaded with the glamorization of weapon carrying. Violence constitute as amusing and trivialized. Needless portrayals of interpersonal violence spread across the television screens like wild fire. Televisions spew the disturbing events such as children being assaulted, husbands inflicting domestic abuse on their wives and children succumbing to abuse by their parents. Scenes of betrayal, anguish, infiltrate the television screen....   [tags: Violence ] 1324 words
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Media Violence - ... The hero in most of these scenes also teaches them that violence has no consequences because he/she never gets in trouble for their actions. Most psychologists agree that experiences teach children during their early years and have a longstanding effect on their lives. Toddlers between the ages of eighteen to sixteen months are intelligent enough to comprehend the significance of the programs (Tompkins, 2003) that they watch and respond in the same manner to both actual and acted violence since their link between dream and actuality is still not strong....   [tags: Violence ]
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Cultural Violence - ... “In broad terms, Islam generally regards religion as a more pervasive presence in daily life...according to the British author Paul Grieve” (Understanding Islam, Jost 2005). Abdallah al-Turki, secretary general of the Saudi-funding organization based in Mecca said, ‘the heavenly religions, notably Islam, advocate peace and security’ (Understanding Islam, Jost 2005). Some people believed that “All terrorists are Muslims, therefore all Muslims are terrorists” but that statement is incorrect. Extremists quote passages from the Qur’an in their arguments....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Psychoanalysts of Violence - ... Arendt (1969) claims that a society that acts on violence is a society that lacks power; in her view, force (violence) and power should not be regarded as one in the practice of politics (1969). In addition, Arendt explains violent revolutions are destructive and therefore its results are uncontrollable and has negative outcomes for humankind. In views of change, “revolution” must accomplish core changes in process of decolonization that is logical and relating. The fundamental opposition for resorting to violence as a mean to produce change is the neutralization of violent revolutions as an effect of resorting to it as a strategic procedure to claim change and justice, this results in preparing the society to act and be totalitarianism....   [tags: Violence ]
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Sports Violence - ... Another type violence in sports which is the quasi-criminal violence this includes practices that violate the formal rules of the game, public laws, and even informal norm between players. Examples of quasi-criminal violence are cheap shots, blind-side hit, and flagrant fouls that endanger player body and reject the norm calling for dedication to the game above all else. In the NFL, a linebacker in Pittsburgh Steelers named Jerome Harrison; he made a tackle that is a great example of brutal body contact....   [tags: Violence ]
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Domestic Violence - ... Women sometimes are afraid of what their husbands will do after the situation is reported or surprisingly, some women still love their husbands even after being put through this abuse. “‘I think I was just totally broken. I was still, I think, locked into the relationship. I thought if I start going down that road, going to the hospitals and the police it would be the end of us, and I really didn’t want that’” (Fawcett, Featherstone, Hearn, and Toft 13). As a society, we should educate women more about resources available to help them through these difficult times....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Failures of Violence - Violence is inherently flawed. In the immortal words of Gandhi, "Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary." Therefore the most successful strategy for long-lasting peace and independence is nonviolence. This concept is crucial to understand the history of this time period. Violence and the lack of it, nonviolence plays a major role in the play of this chapter. Many question the practicality of nonviolence: “How can it work?” “Why can't armed and powerful opponents simply kill everyone that doesn't agree with them?” The answer couldn't be simpler: because the people will revolt....   [tags: Violence] 1600 words
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Escalation of Violence - The dramatic escalation of violence committed by and against people is shocking (Eron et al., 1994). Although according to Federal Bureau of Investigation, the murder rate in the year 2009 dropped almost 7.2 percent in comparison of the murder rate of 2008. Similarly crime rate of crimes like rape and assault had been decreased up to 4.2 percent each and crime rates of robbery and burglary fell by 1.7 percent and 4.2 percent respectively (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009) but still the violence among the youth has increased sharply....   [tags: Violence] 1810 words
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Violence in the Media - ... On top of all that, seeing these themes at such a young age helps desensitize him to it when it occurs in reality. In an ideal world, all there would be more child appropriate television, and parents may do more to shield their kids from the guns and explosions that is today’s media. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, so I think the media should set their violent content phasers to “low”, not “overkill”. Also, not only is their proof that the lack of non-violent television is getting to our kids, but the media has, (whether intentionally or not), shown in a sense, what the violence on television has done to children....   [tags: Violence ]
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MEDIA VIOLENCE - ... Essentially this quote is commenting that the viewer is forced to see in the perspective of the victim or female regardless of their gender. Like TV programs I wanted the viewer to see this piece as through a different perspective in order to recognize the violence inflicted on women. The scenes in the bottom right corner are representations of rape. Rape is a common theme that is easily depicted on shows such as CSI and Criminal Minds. I had to represent this aspect in my drawing because not only am I against rape but the vast majority of scenes in television are often representing women being victimized....   [tags: Violence ]
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Mob Violence - ... Frederick Douglas a writer about violence against blacks at one time noted the peculiarity in which the whites treated a Spanish woman who stabbed a white; she was put to death. Were she a white woman they would have lauded her action. Mob violence in the United States was done sometimes under the watchful eyes of the state security apparatus and sometimes by the state apparatus themselves. A case in point was the Porvenir massacre which was carried out by the Texas rangers. Lynching was also carried out against Mexicans due to the cultural distance between the Mexicans and the whites....   [tags: Violence ]
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Teen Violence - ... The types of bullying that pushed her to these limits were not only cyber bullying, but abusive relationships between her and peers and critics. Abusive relationships are another collective form of teen violence in today’s adolescents. Being in an abusive relationship can consist of physical harm (such as hitting and kicking), emotional harm (betrayal, humiliating, intimidation, putdowns) and sexual harm (forced or unwanted sexual actions) (New). Kathiann Kowalski wrote an article called “Peer Pressure Puts Teens at Risk” in the book Teens at Risk – Opposing Viewpoints....   [tags: Violence ]
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Domestic Violence - ... 45). Each woman was paired with an undergraduate female advocate from a large university from the Midwest to individualize a safety plan. This safety plan was based on each woman’s history, needs, and circumstances, and also included assessment, implementation, monitoring, secondary implementation, and termination phases. The advocate accessed all possible resources to create positive change. As a result of these services, women reported an increased quality of life, higher social support, less depressive symptoms, and increased effectiveness in obtaining resources compared with women in the control condition (Sullivan & Bybee, 1999)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Workplace Violence - According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BIS), workplace violence affects 1.7 million people each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 11,613 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2006. Averaging just under 800 homicides per year, the largest number of homicides in one year occurred in 1994, while the lowest number occurred in 2006 (CDC). This has become a serious concern and companies now have to take a stand to protect their employees as well as the organization....   [tags: Violence] 1662 words
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Violence in the World - Violence is an interesting thing. You see, when a person strikes, he believes it to be defensive. The principle believed that the stronger will not only prevail, but go unharmed. Then the other person, with the same belief in mind, results to attack with even greater force, knowing that only this will protect him. So the two keep beating each other with increasing amounts of force until they both topple to the ground, exhaustion taking over their bodies. They probably won’t even remember what the fight was about, let alone if it was worth it....   [tags: Violence] 730 words
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Media Violence vs. Real Violence - Television is the source of the most broadly shared images and messages in history; it is the mainstream of the common symbolic environment into which children are born and which has a major part to play in our lives. One can argue that media violence contribute towards social violence where the effects place a huge impact in ones being. Television violence is not only a form of media violence; there are other significant forms of media that contribute to media violence which are computer games, comic books and music....   [tags: Violence] 1096 words
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Media Violence - ... Another way the media affects a child’s life is body image and self-esteem. A child’s life can widely be affected by the way the media presents body image. In today’s society if a person is not thin, then you are not normal, you are not like everyone else. A lot of times the media causes a child to have low self-esteem because at a very young age they feel left out. Body image can cause a great problem when television, movies, magazines, and advertisements present images that promote unrealistic expectations of beauty, body weight, and acceptable physical appearance....   [tags: Violence ]
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School Violence - ... John from “Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For,” said we live our lives as if we are icebergs, floating aimlessly in the sea of life and largely submerged. We hide most of ourselves, especially our most vulnerable places, below “the waterline.” Like a typical iceberg, we show only about 10% of ourselves, the part above the water, and the other 90% lies hidden beneath “the waterline of our self-image.”” There are many fronts presented to us, from “jock” to “class clown” to the “trouble-maker” the “shy kid” the “nerd” or “skater” to “cheerleader,” even “emo” and those are just some of the titles....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence in Entertainment - ... Violence in games has been increasing over time, as well as the graphic quality (Johnson). However, as Henry Jenkins, a professor at MIT, states, “According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low. Researchers find that people serving time for violent crimes typically consume less media before committing their crimes than the average person in the general population.” (Jenkins) If violent games provoked aggressive behavior, this correlation is the exact opposite than one would expect....   [tags: Violence ]
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Gang Violence - Gang violence has been a problem for many years, and it shows no signs of subsiding any time soon. One of the biggest challenges faced by those attempting to stem the tide of gangs in the United States is the cultural and societal factors that contribute to the continued survival and growth of gangs within communities. The most critical factor in combating gang violence is juveniles. Juveniles are important for several reasons. They are most at risk due to their position in their community. Parents in low income areas often work long hours and are not able to supervise their children as much as necessary....   [tags: Violence] 1839 words
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Violence and Freedom- Exploring the Use of Violence to Liberate the Oppressed - The role of violence in the liberation of peoples from systems of domination is necessarily entwined to the concept of freedom. Herbert Marcuse and Frantz Fanon argue that violence, in various forms, is the only reasonable rebuttal to the abhorrent system of subjugation, whether it is in shape of something as transparent as apartheid to thinly veiled laws that take away the rights of humans under the capitalist system. To even understand the relationship between freedom and violence it has to be established what it is even meant by the phrase “violence” while simultaneously attempting to understand what means are necessary to achieve this end....   [tags: violence] 2156 words
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RATE GRABBERS OR VIOLENCE: Video Game Violence - ... So how does it really affect kids who play for hours. On The Daily Show on Thursday, April 26, Jon Stewart made a short work of the suggestion that the Virginia Tech shooter, Cho Seung-Hui, might have been influenced by violent video games. (Cho may or may not have played the popular first-person-shooter game Counter-Strike in high school). A potential video-gamer connection has also been dangled after the past killings, to the irritation of bloggers. The reports are that shooter Lee Boyd Malvo played the video game Halo before his sniper attacks around Washington, D.C., and that the Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Kleboid loved Doom....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence and Religion - Violence is an ever present dark cloud that blots out the sun; a stifling hand over the mouth of the victims of society. The word violence, when looked up in a dictionary, has a list of varied definitions, and for a good reason. Violence comes in many different shapes and sizes. A definition that best covers the idea is: any act that show aggression or is intentionally done in the intent of hurting someone. Now this covers the idea of physical, emotional, and mental harm. Violence is a highly controversial idea that is one of the harder concepts to grasp relating to psychology and human nature It was once said by jiddu krishnamurti that “Violence is not merely killing another....   [tags: Violence, Religion,] 571 words
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Causes and Effects of Violence in Children - ... This exposure to violence will influence children [adolescents] to abuse drugs and may end up repeating the cycle of violence in their own relationships. There is a dispute over the role of the media [particularly violence in movies and video games] in causing violence in children and teens. Even though media is a powerful tool in helping children to learn and entertain them, it can be damaging to children. According to the article Children and TV Violence, “American children watch an average of three to four hours of television daily.” The article further claims that extensive viewing of television causes greater aggressiveness....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence: Leading Cause of Death - Violence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt. Violence is every where around the world. Each year 1.6 million people world wide lose their lives to violence. Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15-44 years worldwide; 14% of deaths among males and 7% among females. Neurobiologist Jan Volavka says “violent behavior is defined as overt and intentional physically aggressive behavior against another person.” which means that people are just violent because they choose to be....   [tags: Violence, ] 602 words
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Innocent Victims Domestic Violence - ... Age Span Differences Predictably when children observe domestic violence, the abuse has the ability to lead children into developing an array of age-dependent harmful effects. According to Martinez-Torteya, Bogat, von Eye, & Levendeosky (2009) children who are exposed to domestic violence are 3.7 times more apt than non-exposed children to develop internalizing or externalizing problems. 12 Months-Pre-School When focusing on children aged 12 months through pre-school, they are commonly known to react to domestic violence by experiencing physiological and psychological problems (Meltzer et al., 2009)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Domestic Violence in the United States - ... Alcohol or drug use isn't just a risk for offenders (88). For a woman who excessively drinks, her chances of being battered are incremented (88). “Alcohol is responsible for causing domestic violence” (Flanzer 54). Violence is a basic violation of a woman or the abused human rights (Lerner 71). The regime and church doctrines have encouraged violence against women since the ancient times (71). Opponents believe that men were trained to utilize aggression and violence in order to resolve conflict (71)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Sport, Aggression, Violence and Victimization - ... In this sense, aggression is considered an innate drive which can present itself in different ways (Berkowitz, 1993). Aggression may be direct or indirect, and can be further broken down into instrumental (goal-directed) aggression and emotional (hostile) aggression. Freud’s notion of catharsis suggests that this aggressive drive builds up over time and, if not given the opportunity to release itself, the aggression will build up and ultimately explode, potentially resulting in serious violent behavior (Goldstein, 1986)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Reducing School Violence - ... These programs are primarily geared toward elementary and middle school students. Research shows that school-based curriculum programs can significantly reduce violence, aggression, and disruptive behavior if they are implemented properly (Wilson & Lipsey, 2007). When comparing the different types of school-based curriculum programs no one program or framework seems better than another. Although, some research points to these programs having a higher impact in reducing violence and aggression with low-income students versus middle-income students (Wilson & Lipsey, 2007)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence Can Be Controlled - ... Women’s violence is often started by gossip and rumors by inmates, responses to theft, a dispute over personal relationships, snitching, or mental illness (Welch 219 & 221; Toch 379). Personal relationships among women are sometimes started within prison. They establish this relationship to cope with separation from family and friends and the experience of social isolation (Relational). Women are most likely to feel guilt, depression, and low self-esteem due to the separation of their children (Welch 219)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence - ... This has enable researchers to better understand the child’s position within the abusive context. Future researchers will continue to improve the knowledge and understanding of exposure to domestic violence while also addressing the limitations of the research methodologies that have been employed in previous studies (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Definition of Child Exposure It is crucial for research to identify a definition for “child exposure” in order to gain validity, due to within numerous studies the meaning of varies (Herrenkohl et al., 2008)....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children - ... They will start to resolve a situation with violence. The percentage of high school students carrying a weapon in a classroom has increase 20% since 1997 in a report from the U.S. Department of Education (Interactive Media and Its Contribution to the Construction and Destruction of Values and Character 1). The reason people bring guns into school is because that is their way of handling a situation due to what the media portrays. Television violence does not just create a rise in destructive behavioral outbursts; it also causes kids to want to imitate the situation seen on television....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence Satire Essay - What has our society come to these days. Everywhere we look, violence is present, at the streets, at work, at school, and even at home. Every day in the news we see reports about shootings, wars, thefts, drugs, rapes, and deaths. The worse part of seen this in the news is that all way do it’s complain about it and sit back. We do not even attempt an explanation or a resolution. Violence is among one of the most malignant act that has been increasing day by day. And why is it that we complain about other people being violent, but when we are asked if we are violent or if we have ever responded with violence, everyone says they are not violent....   [tags: Violence] 530 words
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The Many Forms of Domestic Violence - The central theme of this paper is domestic violence. Domestic violence can be the outcome of negative life experiences such as childhood exposure, abuse and lack of positive role models. These behaviors are socially learned and are considered a criminal act when caught or reported to law enforcement. All along, we have been viewing domestic violence as merely a moral and ethical dilemma, not an obligation. People in the societies were convinced that it was a private family matter and not a criminal act....   [tags: violence] 961 words
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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children - ... Type II is from repeated or long-term exposure. This can be child sexual abuse or battering. Although Type I is from less severe events, it can be just as hard on a child as Type II. Children react to domestic violence differently. There are also different subgroups of responses. Some emotional responses include: shock, terror, guilt, horror, irritability, anxiety, hostility, and depression. Cognitive responses, or responses involving the mind such as memory, include: confusion, self-blame, flashbacks about the memory, lowered self-efficacy, fears of losing control, and the fear of the event reoccurring....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Teenagers - ... Without the courtesy of reflecting on the children’s parents and loved ones, the two teens decide to fulfill their plan. Perhaps the portrayal of violent behavior gave teens the message that they way to resolve any given conflict is through aggression. In addition, media violence has a dramatic affect on teen’s standard of living. According to the National Gang Trends Survey, there more than 24,500 street gangs in the U.S and more than 772,500 are teens and young adults. Instead of educating themselves by attending school or participating in extracurricular activities, the images such as movie “Gangs in L.A” viewed by teens allow them to become members of unwanted gangs....   [tags: Violence ]
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Children, Media, and Violence - ... Decide what is appropriate for them to watch after researching it yourself and talk to the parents of your children’s friends and agree on similar rules (Boyse). All of the above advice given is good however is it really reaching the people who need to hear it. In one study done with 273 parents who have television sets with parental controls over 50% said they don’t even use it. (Carroll) Another study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics show that over 90% of parents do not know the ratings of the games their children are playing....   [tags: Violence ]
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Exposure to Media Violence - ... This positive correlation between the viewing of violent media and more aggressive behaviours was also demonstrated by the research conducted by Bushman (1998). This experiment focused on the link between media violence and memory, testing the hypothesis that exposure to violence through visual mediums make aggressive constructs and associations more readily available to the indivual. This was done by two groups completing a word-ranking test, after viewing one of two movie clips, with either violent or nonviolent content....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence of Video Games - ... “He tried to steer the taxi backwards down a street with the fatally wounded driver in the back seat. “ The student allegedly told the police he had not intended to kill the cabbie and only wanted to rob him but the driver had fought back with a metal bar. Steering backwards. Robbing a taxi driver. These are all common traits in the Grand Theft Auto games; which tie directly into the theory of the conditioning of killing in violent video games. The Grand Theft Auto game seems to be a game that has been accused of causing violent streaks in many teenagers....   [tags: Violence ]
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Non-Violence: Merely a Dream - ... We try to escape suffering whether it is physical or mental, mild or intolerable. People’s attitudes toward suffering take into account how much it is avoidable or unavoidable, useful or useless, and deserved or undeserved. A great example of the escape of suffering would be the African Americans struggle to escape from slavery. These people suffered every day of their lives in an effort to escape their undeserved suffering. Although many people believed in slavery, those who did not rarely made an effort to stop it....   [tags: Violence ]
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Video Games and Violence - ... Violent entertainment is considered by many psychologists to have therapeutic or calming abilities (Heins, 9). This is due to it being used as a release. Is it not better to come home from a frustrating day at work and beat up a few baddies on Street Fighter II rather than throttle your boss to death. After an act of violence by a child or teen though, video games seem to be the easiest scapegoat for the media to grab onto. Many news reports focus on how the kid ‘liked to play video games’, overlooking or not even mentioning other factors that would have more understandably lead to the act, like social isolation, lack of a family structure, or even psychological unbalance (Sternheimer, 16)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Workplace Violence in Corporate America - ... (Zikmund et al, 2010) Qualitative Methods A qualitative design was the initial intention for the proposed topic. Qualitative research allows the researcher to address the objective with the use of techniques that provide interpretations of the phenomena without the use of numerical measurements (Zikmund et al., 2010). This type of research “focuses on people behaving in natural settings and describing their world in their own words”, and information is collected from a few individuals or in a setting that is limited (Cozby, 2009, p....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence in the Eyes of Children - ... It seemed to be my first exposure to war in which I could remember. Beforehand, I knew nothing about what terrorist were and my country fighting in war seemed to be the least of my worries. Over time, I would learn more about the two. Today, as I grow into an adult I see the effects of current wars on children. I work in an environment where I come in close contact with children whose parents serve in the military. Although many of these children have no idea about the purpose of war or the outcome it may bring, they do know it as the single thing that takes their parents away for months at a time....   [tags: Violence ]
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Love Opposes Violence Entirely - ... According to the story churches are beginning to pick up the slack of non-religious organizations (NewsCentral). Heritage of Houston Church’s Macon Men Volunteer has started a recreational program to keep teens off the streets. Organizers are hoping that basketball and other sports will cause teens to want to steer clear of a violent lifestyle (NewsCentral). While not all churches are taking action to show God’s love, some are. But prayer has nothing to do with love, right. Wrong. Love, however small, has a part in driving you to pray....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Role of Violence and Television - Television and Violence One of the increasing problems in today`s society is the violence caused by watching too much television. In 1950`s only 10% of American households had television, but today that number reached higher levels and 99% of households own one or more. Television is most of the time amusement and entertainment for many young people, especially children. Television itself has an impact on everyone. Some researches show that television has good sides and that can be entertaining and educational at the same time, where children learn more about cultures, places, and they use their knowledge when it`s necessary....   [tags: Violence] 881 words
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Violence in Highschool and Colleges - Throughout the decade, violence in high schools and colleges has been dramatically increasing and taking a toll on society. The Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, the sixteen year old boy beaten to death in Chicago, the Virginia Tech rampage, and the death of Yale student Annie Le should encourage government officials to discover a precise solution to cease this type of violent behavior. It seems like every time we read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, someone has been murdered or severely injured from violence in high schools and colleges....   [tags: Violence]
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Gang Violence: Problem on the Rise - What ever happened to kids wanting saying they wanted to be a police officer, fireman, doctor or teacher when they grow up. Does anyone ever say, when I grow up I want to be in a gang. According to the National Gang Threat Assessment there are over one million gang members in California and over forty percent are under the age of eighteen. Just in Fresno alone there are over twelve thousand gang members and over 500 gangs (Overend). Gang violence is a growing problem and if we don’t try to control it now it will be a bigger problem in the future....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence Against Women - More than a thousand women are killed worldwide each year by men. The violence committed against women is becoming worse. Men have no compassion and just kill women as if they were animals that are not worth anything. In the City of Juarez women are kidnapped then killed by men. Bodies are found far away from the cities were nobody can find them. Fortunately women are now being protected by laws that say that no type of violence can be committed against women. One of the worse violence committed against women is now happening in Juarez, Mexico....   [tags: Violence] 1724 words
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Stranger-on-Stranger Violence - Stranger-on-stranger violence is random, unpredictable and can happen anywhere. In addition, there are no clear links between the victims and suspects. This does not mean that that the situations are completely spontaneous. Predators’ may keep track of certain places, like Automatic teller machines, fast-food restaurants and shopping malls, as a means to find the right target. Targets are selected for their innocence and naïve nature. Predators target these individuals because they want what the individual has (Meadows, 2010)....   [tags: Violence]
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Violence of Video Games - ... As reported by Monke (2009), the key analyses have identified no consistent connection amid video game exposure and offensive conducts; however, depictions of brutality apparently have gradually become serious hence constraining civil legislatures to consider reviewing the relevant policies. Numerous surveys have represented unreliable video game implications, which ought incorporation by appraising the relevant practical joint-analysis. They indicate that destructive gamings are imperatively interrelated with extreme hostile attitudes, along with limited socializing propensity....   [tags: Violence ]
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Video Games and Violence - ... One state in particular has taken heavy initiative on this issue. On October 7, 2005, California enacted a Civil Code, which prohibited the sale of violent video games to any juvenile under the age of 18. Under this prohibition, retailers who sell or rent violent video games to minors can be fined up to $1000 per violation. Punishing these retailers for breaking this prohibition code is extremely important in the deterrence of violent behavior resulting from children partaking in playing violent video games....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence in Schools - As teachers, parents, and students prepare and begin this new school year, hopefully fears of school violence such as the bullying, slapping, punching, weapon use, and rape will not be their major concern. To top it all, what is School Violence. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, School Violence is a subset of students or teachers violence, physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing, the act or an instance of violent action or behavior at school, abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent, vehemence of feeling or expression....   [tags: Education School Teen Violence]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence July 21, 2006 was a day just like any other. Elartrice “Marcell” Ingram reported to work at 8:00 a.m. as usual. His associate in the seafood department reported everything was fine with no evidence of trouble, but by the end of the day Elartrice had stabbed seven coworkers at the Cordova Schnucks in Memphis, TN. He was found guilty by reason of insanity and a little over a year later his doctors testify that he is ready to be released with family supervision. His victims still have concern that it has not been long enough and that he may snap again....   [tags: Workplace Violence Harassment ] 1089 words
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Definition of Violence - Definition of Violence The inevitable verbal attacks the animal rights movement encounters includes the label "violent," and labels do matter because they may also give instructions. If for example, John Doe, on trial for murder is labeled guilty, his tag could lead to the end of John Doe. The 'violence' label flung at the animal rights movement may be, ironically, the unfortunate result of well meaning, but imprudent error on behalf of animals. Such errors have included, a bomb threat, arson, threats to the families of exploiters, and the alleged cutting of brake lines, a tactic with lethal implications....   [tags: Definitions Violent Violence Essays] 786 words
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Violence in Christianity - Violence in Christianity Violence, it has been a main tool in the Christian arsenal since the middle ages. From the Crusades to the Inquisitions of Spain, violence is ever prevalent. Even in this day and age, intolerance and violence continue to be preached. But is this violence an instrument of God or man. Is violence an inherent part of this religion. Some would say that it is indeed built in to the very fabric of its being. The Old Testament is full of the smiting of infidels and those who defy God....   [tags: Violence Christianity Religion War Essays]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence is a phenomenon that is now widely recognized as a social problem, which impacts all organizations. "According to Department of Justice statistics for 1995, 21% of all violent crime occurred while the victim was either at work or traveling to or from work. Workplace Violence accounted for more than two (2) million violent Crimes annually from 1992-1997" (Kaufer 1-2). In this research paper I will provide an overview of workplace violence and furnish Examples of the effect and costs, as it affect the workplace....   [tags: Violent Work Violence Labor Essays]
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media The amount of violence shown in the media has posed a lot of controversy. Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media....   [tags: TV Violence Music Movies Television] 1921 words
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Domestic Violence - ... This lack of trust early in life can bring about serious problems later in life, as there is no resolution to the first psychosocial crisis, trust vs. mistrust. For these children exposed to domestic violence, the imaginary monsters that children perceive are not only symbolic representations or a dream. The monsters that children who witness domestic violence have to deal with carry the reflection of their parents. Children who witness domestic violence face a dilemma because the children’s parents are at their most frightening exactly when the child needs them the most....   [tags: Social Issues, Exposure to Domestic Violence] 844 words
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School Violence - School Violence Over the past several years, an epidemic of school violence has overtaken our nation. From school shootings like the disaster in Columbine, to daily bomb threats around the country, they are becoming more and more common. It is typical to hear about acts of violence among our youth everyday on the news. Although more numerous in cities, this violence does not discriminate against inner city or suburban areas; it happens everywhere. When addressing this quick spread of crime, one can inquire as to its history and why it happens, myths about school violence, and how was can taper it, by the use of technology....   [tags: Violence Education Security Technology Essays]
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Television Violence - Television Violence Violence is one of the most primary and controversial issues in today’s society. And true that violence is on the rise. A major concern for many parents is the violence within television shows and movies, and the effect on children’s aggression. I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist. But I have many reasons for my accusation and references to back it up....   [tags: Crime Media Violence Violent Essays] 639 words
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Violence in the Schools - Violence in the Schools The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: Violence Violent Crime Education Essays]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth When a child observes daily occurrences of violence across: news broadcast, radio, and public incidences, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be explored. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear. Violence has increased in society and youth often are exposed to situations that end in violent acts. The family dynamic has changed significantly in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families the variability for children to be unsupervised allows for increased exposure to violence as well as expressing violence....   [tags: Violence]
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Protecting Children from Television Violence - ... Evaluation #1 Television violence is not necessarily the problem with real-world violence in today’s society, nor is “violent” video games, or explicit rap music. United States violence increased between the 1960’s to 1980’s, but has dropped dramatically, especially violent crimes committed by young men, since 1992 (Freedman Par. 10-11). Although media violence is increasing, world violence is decreasing; there has to be a reputable and scientific explanation on why these children are committing violent real-world crimes....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Children are dying, and too often parents don’t figure out what their child was involved in until it is too late. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear because of growing societal violence. When youth observes daily occurrences of violence, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be what is scrutinize. The family dynamic has changed much in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families contributing to the variability for children to be unsupervised....   [tags: Violence]
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Gun Violence and Children in the United States - ... In other words, the numbers of violence inflicted upon children are generated by other children serves as an example of social issues within our communities. These social issue starts from guns inside the home, and children having easy access to these weapons. Also, children have admitted to carrying guns one time or another to school and in the community; until we provide a safe environment for our children violent behaviors displayed by youths and young adults will continue to be a problem....   [tags: Violence ]
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Dating Violence - ... The individuals tend to go through denial about the abusive behavior, come up with excuses, and make promises about future behavior. While it is important to know how professionals define dating violence, it is also pivotal that those in the helping professions also have an understanding of how the teens themselves view the violence that occurs in their relationships. According to one study teens define abuse according to the context, intent, and actual harm caused (O’Keefe, 2005). In another study teens actually reported that in situations where revenge, retaliation, or prevention of face loss was the reason for the abusive behavior, the violence was justified (Sears, Byers, Whelan, & Saint-Pierre, 2006, p 1197)....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Domestic Violence] 1479 words
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Family Violence - Family Violence Works Cited Not Included Domestic abuse and child abuse have widespread social and emotional costs. Family violence affects all segments of the family. The impact of violence on childrens' lives appears to be far more substantial than the impact on adults lives(Family, Pg. 1). In most cases of family violence the family has conformed to a pattern in which the line of family violence started generations ago. This pattern must be broken before more children growup and live in a family that resorts to violence....   [tags: Papers Domestic Violence kids Children Essays] 3393 words
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Violence in Schools - Violence in Schools Violence in schools is a problem that Americans have had to face at an ever increasing rate. Instead of fistfights, the issues are fatal, like school shootings. Violence is nationally defined as a physical force used to injure, damage or destroy (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1490). In the past decade, students are using more than physical force. They are using deadly weapons to injure or kill their peers and authority figures, and to destroy school property. Safety is considered to be the freedom from danger and injury damage (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1181); in other words, freedom from violence....   [tags: School Violence Crime Safety Education Essays]
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Interpersonal Violence - ... Women victims are different from male victims because those living below poverty lines are more likely to be victims, while male victims do not. Offender characteristics also have similarities and differences amongst genders. A big similarity is depression. This disease has been a major characteristic for both genders to become offenders. Unlike victims, offenders hold more differences than similarities. The difference between male and female offenders is the limits of the abuse they endure and the side effects of pregnancies....   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence, Legal Issues] 1964 words
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Violence in Literature - Violence in Literature “I’m taking you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank.” This line is spoken by a character played by Steven Segal in the movie Hard to Kill, a movie remarkably similar to every other motion picture Segal has ever touched, and depressingly reflective of a larger cultural trend. In Segal’s movies, characters with names like “Orin Boyd” and “Nico Toscani” boast body counts and a shared insatiable thirst for vengeance. Death becomes a prop employed to dispatch central characters, and a cycle of one-upmanship ensues – we saw Segal rip someone’s throat out in Under Siege, so the next movie has to be more ridiculous in its sheer level of violence to be marketable....   [tags: Violence Blood Violent Movie Literature Essays] 1360 words
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Domestic Violence Against Women - ... The maximum increase was seen in the cases of domestic violence against women, 608 reported in 2009 as opposed to 281 in 2008. The same report ( HRCP 2010) estimated that 65% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence. In the year 2009, 791 cases of honour killing ( Karo Kari) were reported from Sind province alone, along with 62 cases of burning, 30 cases of acid attacks in the same year( Aurat Foundation as cited in the HRCP (2010). The above figures are based on reported cases only, yet they give an overview of the situation and do indicate the gravity of the problem....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - ... 2009). The research that was organized determined that the violence affects different age groups and sexes in different ways. Through this article, we learn that infants who experience domestic violence have trouble sleeping and eating, while older children develop a change in behavior and anxiety (McFarlane et al. 2003; Hornor, 2005). Boys who experience violence in the home tend to be more aggressive and disobedient. While on the other hand, girls who experience violence in the home tend to be more introverted and depressed....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Impact of Teen Violence - Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence] 515 words
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The History of Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence is a critical issue negatively impacting women in the world today. There has to be something done to prevent this type of abuse from happening. The results of my research revealed that there are many victims that do not know the type of help that is available and there needs to be major improvement in the way domestic violence cases are handled. Based on my findings, awareness and prevention programs should be implemented in every state in order prevent this type of abuse from happening over and over....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Violence on Television and Children, - Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society. It affects adults and children but it has a greater impact on children. Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. More and more violence is becoming prevalent in daily lives. Children all over the world are becoming victims to the same violent acts they witness on TV and at home. Children fall victim to abuse and neglect at home and at school. Children are bombarded with violence from all angles. With the come of the 21st century violence is fueled by money, racism, drugs, and media....   [tags: TV, violence, ]
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