There are three major theories to violence and how that occurs within our world. First, biological theory studies the body and what factors go into creating violence within a person. Theories believe that someone who has more muscle and less fat, would be more likely than the versa. The manner in which someone holds themselves may also contribute to this theory. If you look at someone in the wrong way, you may provoke that person to become violent towards you unknowingly.
Communication through Violence
One of society’s greatest issues would be the influence of violence in this generation. The world has used violence to communicate more than any other form of communication. The violence rate in the United States has increased for the second year in a row. The 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated, about 26 of every 1,000 people in America have experienced some type of violent crime. The survey also stated there was a 15% increase in people who have reported being victims of rape, robbery or assault.
Everyday on the news one hears stories of crimes and murders such as the one above. Murders are committed every day; stores are robbed every hour; crimes are committed constantly. The truth is that violence has sadly become a common and prevalent occurrence in society today. In essence, one must ask himself whether or not these violent tendencies have any biological relation whatsoever. Is violence caused by disruptions or damage to the brain? Is there a genetic correlation? Or is violence brought about by something else, such as economic difficulties or social or cultural differences? And one must ask himself an even broader question-whether a cause for violence even exists.
Many communities have been the victim of many gangs moving into their once safe neighborhood, causing major downfalls and preventing the citizens from living their daily lives in peace. Guarino elaborates how Chicago still outpaces other big American cities in crime rates due to gang violence (Guarino1). There’s a lot of given reasons to why there is much gang violence in the city but the solutions are not as prominent. In the article, “Chicago Tactics Put Major Dent in Killing Trend” written by Monica Davey, she goes on to explain, “that more than 500 people were killed in Chicago in one year, many of them young men shot to death amid the hundreds of gangs that flourish in Chicago neighborhoods” (Davey). Davey continues on to say that in recent months, police officers have been working overtime and dispatched to 20 small zones that are considered the most dangerous in Chicago (Davey). Due to the high activity of police activity, Chicago homicides and gang violence have declined.
Acts of violence are usually seen as being detrimental to human emotion and the conscience. When exposed to too much violence, a person’s perception of society and even themselves becomes altered. However, just as violence is disadvantageous to people, it can also be seen as a major advantage as it causes citizens to realize that change needs to occur. In “Great to Watch,” the author, Maggie Nelson, discusses how society, especially Americans, have become desensitized to violence. Nelson also goes into depth to explain how society has become accustomed to violence because people become exposed to it. In addition, Beth Loffreda discusses and explains the effects that a violent hate crime had on the town of Laramie, Wyoming in her essay “Selections
52% of Americans will be the victim of an attempted or completed violent crime more than once in their lives.
The books Child of the Dark by Carolina Maria de Jesus and Testimony by Victor Montejo describes the lives of two individuals from different societies. In both of these societies there was much hardship and violence. The two main characters who wrote these books describe life through their point of view and explains the hardship and challenges they had living in a society filled with violence.
Violence in America
Beginning with the urban drug wars and the Rodney King riot all the way up the spectacular lynchings in Texas and Wyoming, and now the mass murder/terrorist strike by teenagers in their own high school, the 90s is a decade made numb by civil disorder.
In between came the incidents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, involving dubious law enforcement assaults on separatists, which led to the terrorist bombing at Oklahoma City — the single worst terrorist act in American history. Since then, law enforcement agencies have thwarted twenty-four major domestic terrorist attacks. Shootings and bombings at abortion clinics, the slaying of abortion providers by right-wing fanatics and racial disturbances, some of which involved flagrant police brutality, added to the mix.
There are five kinds of violence right now in the world, sexual, physical, psychological, emotional, and domestic violence. We have been affected by violence since the beginning of time. In some parts of the world violence is worse than in others, like how we can see that there is more violence in Venezuela than in Australia. This example can help us to realize that there is more violence in the “Third World countries” than in the “First World Countries”. In America, violence has increase over the years but not just in the “third World countries” but in the United States one of the riches and strongest countries in the world.
Violent video games and violent adolescent behavior, is there a connection? Millions of violent video games are sold around the United States, millions more are sold overseas, but the numbers of violent crimes, that could be associated with violent video games is low. Assault, robbery, burglary, rape and murder occur daily. The drug industry accounts for the majority of these crimes. The cases not related to drugs, fall into a number of categories, including Psychological Disorders. Disorders that can cause violent behavior are psychotic or anti-social behavior, depression, schizophrenia, delusion, disassociation, and any others recognized by a Psychologist.