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Television's Responsibility in Violent Children

- ... The consideration of the child’s home life and the possibility of domestic violence or neglect could as easily contribute to violence. Also, the mental state of the child can play a part in their actions. With these being two of the many factors playing a role, some will argue that television can’t be solely responsible. On TV we can flip through hundreds of channels and when we see something that is intriguing, we will stop and stare at the motions until we figure out what that is. As mentioned by Steven Johnson, “The morals of the stories have grown darker and more ambiguous” (279)....   [tags: school shootings, tv programs, violence]

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Growing Up in a Violent World

- Childhood, according to wordnetweb, is the time of a person's life when they are a child or the state of a child between infancy and adolescence. The period defined as childhood might not change, because it will always be between infancy and adolescence, but the activities and development acquired in that time changes from generation to generation. If you ask an adult how was their childhood they might tell you thousands of different stories regarding their friends, the games they used to play, the lives they used to live and the simplicity of life they had....   [tags: childhood, child development, violence]

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Sexual Abuse Is Dangerous And Violent

- Sexual Abuse has gained an outrageous amount of attention as it quickly inclines to the top concerns of the prison system. Officials have been severely struggling as surveys display the number of sexual assaults with no regard of the person’s age, gender, or race. Officers and other staffs have been engaging in sexual activities with inmates undermining the rules and regulation of the system, and ignoring the oath taken prior to becoming an officer. Inmates have been raped, had affairs, become pregnant and deeply involved with the staff of the prison....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Prison]

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A Violent Environment And Family Reunification

- I. Description of the Problem A violent environment and family reunification plays a vital role in driving children to abandon their home country, but crime, gang fears and hostility seem to be the strongest factors for children’s decision to emigrate. According to Elizabeth Kennedy. This is especially true for most young males, who have no other choice but to join vicious gangs, or leave their homes in hopes to find a job that allows them work half the day and focus on their education the other half in order to achieve a better opportunity of life....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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Video Games And Violent Behavior

- Video games have become a common source of entertainment for all ages. Video game culture has expanded to included all demographics and has become one of largest industry in the world today. Video games have become so popular that they have branched out to several common electronics such as phones, tablets and, laptops. Video games have become integrated into the technology people utilize everyday. Constant, repetitive exposure to the games has raised concern to the correlation between video games and violent behaviour especially in children and vulnerable populations....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Video game, Psychology]

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The History of Non-Violent Protests

- If something isn’t right, there is a way to fix it. Violence of course is never the answer therefore, non-violent protests were started. Non-Violent protesting had a slow start then it spread around the world when it hit media attention. Non-violent protest also had more effectiveness than violent protests. Non-Violent protests may have taken a while, but the results were successful. During 1960-1966, there was a committee of students that were wanting equality for whites and blacks, but they didn’t want to have violence involved....   [tags: civil rights, freedom]

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Bear Flag Revolt By John C. Fremont

- Identifications Bear Flag Revolt (1),The Cart War(2), Santa Fe Ring(3), The Bear Flag Revolt was the act of settlers trying to overturn the Mexican government in California led by John C. Fremont. In opposition of the Mexican government, the settlers rose the Bear Flag and red star. The Bear Flag Revolt shows the first signs of hostility towards Mexicans in California as a group (insert citation). Following the years after Mexican War, Americans would follow similar uprising against the Mexicans in group action....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Mexican American]

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The Art of Non-Violent Protesting

- Mahatma Gandhi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” This quote represents the book very well because blacks in that time had no rights at all compared to the whites. The blacks would always have to do what the whites told them to do or they would get locked up or in trouble with the law. Blacks would use self-defense against white people and they black would get sent to jail because the judge would know to rule in the white guys favor. In this time period not only were the adults the ones who didn’t like integration and everyone is equal, but the parents would take their young children to KKK feasts and brainwash their kids into showin...   [tags: Mahatma Gandhi]

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It's Time to Reconsider America's Right to Bear Arms

- Imagine a world in which humans weren’t forced to stoop to a criminal’s level in order to feel safe, a world in which arguments were settled with words, and power came from the mind and not a weapon. Imagine a world without guns. Unfortunately in the United States, this world has become unattainable, but stricter legislation on handguns would bring this ideal world one step closer. The handgun statistics in America speak for themselves. After comparing America’s statistics to those in other countries with stricter handgun legislation, it becomes clear that something must be done to fix the broken American system....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Mental Illness and Violent Crime

- The stereotype that goes hand in hand with mental illness that though seems to have improved over the years is still pervasive. Teplin, Abram & McClelland (1994) state that people in general, believe that people with mental illness are more likely to commit violent crime with those without mental illness. In their study they seek to find evidence to that statement – to learn if having a mental illness increases the likeliness of violent crime and recidivism after release from prison. This author seeks to discover the same using similar data to learn if there is a connection between violent crime and mental illness....   [tags: mental disorders, types of crimes]

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My School At Bear Grass Charter School

- Education Argument As I started to advance into my high school education, I noticed that my attitude about school and grades was not going to get me anywhere. I went to school and goofed off with my friends and did enough work to get a decent 70 on my work and go home. I had no “active responsibility”, as Freire would say, because I didn’t have anything to motivate me to want to do well. It all changed when I started high school at Bear Grass Charter School. Bear Grass had just reopened as a charter school my freshman year....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, School]

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Violent Revolution and Civil Disobedience

- Back in the days a lot of people suffered from being mistreated and having no freedom. Civil disobedience is the active professed refusal to obey certain laws, demand s or commands of a government or of an occupying international power. Some say violent revolution make for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality. Other says civil disobedience makes for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality. I believe that civil disobedience makes for a more effective means of gaining liberty and equality because it causes no war/violence and lets you gain liberty equally....   [tags: government, law, refusal to obey]

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Violent Offenders And Drug Offenders

- thought, which has created this everlasting label. Unfortunately, for most young black males they start to exhibit the behaviors typical of someone being deviant and fulfill that role that the media has created. Also, the correlation between violence and crack was high, which caused the government to place harsher penalties onto crack than on cocaine. The sentencing ratio was 100: 1, so for every 5 grams of crack, you needed five hundred grams of cocaine to receive the same minimum sentencing. There was no chemical difference between the two drugs; the only difference was who used them....   [tags: Crime, Black people, African American]

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The Dead And The Living, We Must Bear Witness

- “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” -Elie Wiesel. Reading those 10 words could make a person’s spine tingle. This quote is about the Holocaust where millions of innocent Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler. It was not an avoidable situation, and definitely couldn’t have been prevented even if a series of actions occurred. Hitler has been planning this genocide more than a decade before he became Chancellor. After WW1 and the Treaty of Versailles was created, it made Germany desperate to fix their Country....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust, Germany]

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Why are Revolutions Often Violent

- Introduction Revolutions have always been with us throughtout time and always will be. Most of the times, violence is inseperable from them. With time, the concept of revolution has spread over a variety of scientific fields and public discourse, and as a result of the overusage of the term, it is often used incorrectly. Althought the definition of revolution is contested, this essay will work with revolution defined as a sudden, major, and usually violent shift in the governing and related structures....   [tags: conflict and instability, violence]

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Terrorism As A Violent Act

- Our text book defines terrorism as a violent act to serve a political goal in which victims are arbitrarily selected with the intention of instilling fear in a larger audience. Terrorism is not only practiced by clandestine organizations, it is practiced by both state and non-state actors. There has been a lot of argument as to why the Nazis was out to eradicate the Jews. Some said Hitler has always had the plans to eradicate them, while others saw the Jews’ presence problematic and of great annoyance....   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, United Nations]

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Islam Is A Violent Religion

- The horrific events of September 11, 2001, killed 2,996 people and caused at least $ 10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. After September 11, people started point fingers at the Muslims for doing, just because small group of Muslims it doesn’t me that everyone is the same. September 11, have forever changed Americans view of Islam and Muslim. Even before September 11, they were still hate toward Islam and Muslims. These this famous quotes online by unknown person “I’m Muslim, Islam is perfect but I am not....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Qur'an]

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The Violent War Without Bloodshed

- The violent war without bloodshed. The long drawn out period of substantial tension between the two most powerful nations that emerged out of World War II (WWII). The United States of America came out of the second world war as the savior of Europe, they gained many new allies and came strongly out of the depression to become an economic power. As well as economic power the US also gained many top global political positions. Behind the protective “Iron Curtain was the other great super power to come out of the Second World War, Russia, after relentlessly helping the US to end Japan’s power in the Pacific soon became bitter towards their new allie again....   [tags: united states, world war II, cold war]

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Football Is A Violent Sport

- Regardless of what some people might think, in my opinion, football impacts an individual’s life more than any other sport. Football is the major sport that majority pursues a career in, either while in college or professionally. Also, while in college, football is taken serious when it comes to what the football players would like to do when completing their four years in college. When it comes to playing football, some people may say that football is a violent sport or not beneficial in some way, but in reality it gives a person the basic needs and steps when playing the game....   [tags: American football, Football]

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Stop Abusive And Violent Environments

- According to Stop Abusive and Violent Environments; in 2010, 2.98 million American children underwent a Child Protective Service Investigation for an allegation of child abuse or neglect. It has been estimated that 2-10% of all child abuse claims are believed to be false. In the 1980s the McMartin family was accused and charged with numerous sexual abuse acts of children who were in their care at their family daycare center. The McMartin preschool trial went on for over six years and millions of taxpayer dollars were spent....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence]

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Colombi A Long Violent History

- Colombia for the last five decades has gone through the struggles caused by the actions of several guerrilla groups in its country. Outside countries have defined the guerrilla groups of Colombia as terrorist groups due to the actions the group has taken throughout its existence. The largest guerilla group in Colombia, also the oldest group is FARC. This group has a long violent history in Colombia, involving it in both domestic and narco-terrorism. The guerilla group FARC has impacted Colombia in numerous aspects, as well left an impression for outside countries also....   [tags: Colombia, Illegal drug trade, Guerrilla warfare]

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Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

- 1. Introduction In 1981, John Sorinto began selling hand sewn teddy bears out of a cart in Burlington, Vermont. He began doing this after playing with his son and noticing that the majority of stuffed animals were manufactured in other countries. He figured that teddy bears were an American tradition, and therefore, some quality teddy bears should be made in the United States. This was how the Vermont Teddy Bear Company was founded (). During the first fourteen years, Vermont Teddy Bear experienced continued growth and success....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Numbing Violent Video Games

- ... At the same time, some people say playing video games are not completely bad. Limiting how long the child plays the violent video game can have positive effects too. The child can decompress from daily stress that may be caused by social problems or school by playing his or her favorite video game. “Violent video games provide exactly that kind of escape, giving kids an arena where they can play with fantasies of danger, aggression and conflict, developing a feeling of mastery that can serve as an antidote, or at least a necessary break, from daily anxieties" (Winegarner)....   [tags: psychological influence and analysis]

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Is Media Too Violent?

- Adam McDonald 1/11/15 English Report Mrs. Galenski Is Media Too Violent. Modern culture is influenced by many different types of social media, and news outlets. In 2011, a reported 22.5 million people watched the evening news on a daily basis (http://www.stateofthemedia.org/). What they see, however, is what causes debate amongst many. Many of these news outlets have a negative and violent newscast, resulting in many people watching crimes or hearing of vulgar activities, on a daily basis. Children and young adults, the specific age group focused on, are exposed to ten hours and forty-five minutes of media coverage per day (Yolus 148)....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy]

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Video Games Are Violent?

- Whenever anyone opens up a news article, often we will see titles including “Why video games are violent” or “Video games cause’s children to become violent. Due to this, often, parents will refuse to buy their children video games and many shun them as if the site of one 2D graphic gun will turn their child into a killer. Gamers also live by the stereotype of being violent basement dwellers. However, according the article 91 Percent of Kids are Games, Researcher says, sixty-four million of the gamers in the United States are adolescents (between the ages of two-seventeen)....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres, United States]

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Violent Media...Good for Kids?

- In “Violent Media is Good for Kids” Gerard Jones introduces us to his fearful and lonesome childhood. He lived in a world where he was taught to be the violence fearing, and passive boy his parents wanted him to be. But, when one of his mother’s students gave him a Marvel comic book, his fearfulness was transformed into inspiration. He found a way to escape these discouraging feelings through the “stifled rage and desire for power” (Jones 285) that he had newly found. The popular comic book hero “The Hulk” freed him from his passive and lonely persona....   [tags: The Media]

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Women in Violent Relationships

- Throughout the years, there have been immense efforts to expand knowledge about the experiences women have endured in violent relationships. The emergence of internal, external risk factors, correlates, and causes of intimate partner violence has increased rapidly in recent decades. Although there has been a rise in many supportive groups, there are still various barriers that exist and prohibit women from seeking help to detach themselves from a violent relationship. In reading Roz story, I have learned of the many barriers to understand, “why couldn’t she just leave?” Although this question may have no straight answer and may even have hindered implications, I feel that patriarchy plays a...   [tags: Domestic Violence]

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Sexual and Violent Advertisement

- Advertisers have many subtle ways of presenting advertisements to sell products, but many of these advertisements may go way beyond the selling of products. Advertisements with regard to violet sexual scenes may actually be sending subliminal messages that violence is okay. Looking at these advertisements it is not hard to see that there is a deeper meaning behind them then to just sell a product. With Sexual and violent Advertisement we may even be able to make the statement that rape, sexual assault and violence is alive and thriving in our society....   [tags: duncan quinn, victim of beauty]

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Violent Tornatoes and Destruction

- ... Winds can get up to over 100 mph. Gustnado a weak and usually short-lived. That forms along the gust fronts of thunderstorms. Land spouts are weaker than a super cell tornado, but are not associated with a wall cloud. Waterspout resembling a tornado is usually less intense and cause far less damage. Rarely more than fifty yards wide it forms warm tropical ocean waters, its funnel is made of fresh water from the condensation not salt water from the ocean. Waterspouts usually dissipate upon reaching land....   [tags: the fujita tornato, wind speed]

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The Violent Children of Our Violent Society

-      Cities of violence: Santee, California; El Cajon, California; Littleton, Colorado. These are names of American cities and towns where violence has usurped deep into the American heartland where families settle to raise families away from the violent big cities. Andy Williams, Jason Hoffman, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold; names of students who came to their schools with weapons to kill those students and staff whom they felt were responsible for their melancholy. What are the motivating factors behind these suicidal attempts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bear Fighting

- Bear Fighting [1] In a typical bear fighting event there are twenty five fights. In each fight, no matter which of the four provinces the event takes place, the rules are the same. A bear is tethered to a central pole by a rope. The length of the rope can vary from two to five metres. Two bull terriers are set onto the tethered bear. The dogs try to make the bear roll over....   [tags: Papers]

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black bear

- Black Bears The black bear is the smallest North American bear. The adults are usually less than six feet long and stand about two to three feet tall at shoulders. The weight of a black bear varies between 125-500 ponds. They have small eyes and rounded ears. Also their snout is very long. Each paw has five very strong claws, which is used for tearing, digging, and climbing. One single hit from the front paw is enough to kill an adult deer. A black Bear is a true carnivore, but if not prevented the black bear could be a huge problem to humans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Violent Video Games And The Supreme Court

- We make the assumption that kids in our society this day have the opportunity to play different kinds of video games,but we came to a point in which we let them play violent video games. We do not realize if violent video games affects them in different ways or even to the point in which they come violente in their schools or in the home. I am in pro because there are many ways young kids become learners of what is around them. Today i am going to talk about how violent video games contribute to youth violence....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behaviors Among Children And Teens

- Newton, Connecticut; December 14, 2012; 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary school and opened fire. He took the lives of 20 children ages 6 and 7 as well as 6 adults, including his mother before turning the gun to himself. Lanza was a fan of first-person shooter video games, with more than 83,000 ‘kills’ and 22,000 ‘headshots’ on his video game account (Bates). Many believe that Lanza’s violent video game use and military obsession caused him to commit this crime but, did it really....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Video game]

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Violent Video Games

- The first violent video game invented was during the 1970’s (Anderson & Bushman, 2001), since then, the degree of violence present in a video game has significantly increased. Today, the graphics, sounds, characters in video games have become more realistic than before any of the past years. Real-life associations are easier to make if a video game is realistic. Violent video games impacts individuals psychologically, physiologically and socially. On one side, these elements results in an increase in aggression, addiction, lack of empathy and desensitization (Myers, 2013, p....   [tags: aggressiveness, violence, addiction, behaviour]

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Violent Video Games and Their Effect on Teenagers

- Violent Video Games and their Relationship to Violent Acts It seems that in every facet of the media today, when it comes to teenagers and acts of extreme violence, people are quick to point the finger at violent video games. Several school shootings in the past were definitely used to target these types of games as the cause to violent youth. This response is usually not related to facts, but rather to emotions. People that blame violent video games for teenagers and their corrupted behaviors just want a simple answer to a complicated issue....   [tags: violence, teenagers, factos]

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Silly Old Bear

- 'Silly Old Bear!'; Almost every child and adult has heard this phrase before which comes from the Winne the Pooh series written by A.A. Milne. In this series of books written about Winnie the Pooh, the 'silly old bear,'; his friends, and their adventures together in the Hundred Acre Wood Forest, Milne captures the 'incomparably and enduringly, the frolic and indolence, the sweetness and foolishness, of animals which are also people(Discovering Authors).'; Many critics and people agree that Pooh is simply an ignorant little bear who is only interested in self-indulgence and is literally a 'silly old bear.'; This statement, however, is not true....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Violent Video Games

- Video games were intended to be fun, entertaining, and even educational but when violence was added into the storylines of some games it led to disaster for some of its players. Lately video games have improved their graphics and storyline however this has led to a better picture of violence in those games. The added quality has attracted more teenagers and children to play the games which sometimes leads to bad consequences. Children should not play violent video games because the games may affect their ability to handle some situations, the intensity of the language and gore could be too much, and the storylines of the games could have a negative influence....   [tags: entertainment, players, behaviors]

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The Effects Of Violence On Violent Video Games

- Aggression, whether it be direct or indirect, through words or physical violence, seeks to hurt. There are many sources of aggression and a variety of speculated causes, one being the desensitization of violence through watching violent video games. Violent video games and imagery have been highly debated and researched for years because of the seemingly clear connections between a desensitization of violent imagery to high exposure of violent video games. In the text, Social Psychology by Baron and Branscombe, the presumption that watching violent video games results in an increased desensitization to violent imagery is taken and explained in Chapter 10, Aggression: Its Nature, Causes and...   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Video game controversy]

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Effect of Violent Video Games on Teenagers

- Introduction Violent video games are special games, which negatively influences to the attitude and behavior. These video games are popular between children and teenagers. Since 1980-s years violent games are in political discussion. Because when teenagers usually play violent video games, they are becoming aggressive and then they face with psychological problems. For this, some people claim that violent games are harmful for society and they affect to behavior and health. It was interested in investigate about teenagers from 13 year old to 18 year about their playing violent games in the USA....   [tags: Social Skills, Aggressive, Behavior]

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behaviors And Mass Shootings?

- Do Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behaviors and Mass Shootings. The first video game, Tennis For Two, was created in 1958 by William Higinbothan, an American physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The game was simply created to amuse visitors and capture their attention, Higinbothan never imagined what he had begun. According Spil Games, more than 1.2 billion people are playing video games worldwide today. The amount of video game software sold in 2012 reached $6.7 billion, showed data by the NPD Group, a market research company, who consistently ranks among the top 25 market research companies in the independent Honomichl top 50 report....   [tags: Video game, Video game console]

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Should Violent Video Games Be Ban?

- ... Than a person who do not or rarely play any video game. This means a person who play videogames, are better suit around his or her surrounding and could help improve our society. Between 1995 and 2008 there has been huge production of violent video games because of this there has been a huge decrease of juvenile crimes. In the article, Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence, the defenders of violent video games argue, “ if video games do cause youth to be violent, then one would expect juvenile violent crime to increase as more youth play violent video games....   [tags: crimes, 14th Amendment, claim]

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Violent Video Games and The Human Psyche

- According to Valadez and Fergusion (2012), “The effects of violent video game exposure, both positive and negative, on various behaviors are still highly contested within academia and the general public” (p. 608). Violence in video games is often wrongfully perused as a topic of extreme criticism pertaining to an individual’s act of violence in today society. Examples of such would include the shooting that occurred in April 2007 at Virginia Technical College; where Jack Thompson and Philip McGraw asserted that violent video games were the ultimate cause of the tragic incident, but further investigation suggested that Seung-Hui Cho had never played any such games (Valadez & Fergusion, 2012)....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Violent Video Games Affect The Brain

- Regarding the argument on whether violent videogames are harmful to children, there is sufficient support for the side claiming “yes” including the ways in which violent video games affect the brain, including the decline in frontal lobe functioning; increases in aggression correlated with violent video game use, as proven by multiple studies not only done in the United States but also in Japan and Singapore; and the effect violent videogames in particular have socially, including the way in which they affect a user’s relationships....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy, Violence]

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Grizzly Bear Management in British Columbia

- Grizzly Bear Management in British Columbia Grizzly bears in British Columbia represent many things to different people. To a large percentage of the population, they represent all that is still wild about our province, a link to the past before humans came and logged much of the forests, put roads over the mountains, and dammed the rivers. This view of grizzly bears as somewhat of a ‘flagship’ species is reflected in the naming by environmental groups of the large wilderness area of the Central Coast as the Great Bear Rainforest....   [tags: Papers]

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Impact of Violent Video Games on Adolescents

- Video games already have a bad reputation when it comes to the teenage generation. The video games that are being released in the past ten years have caused some speculation if they are suitable for kids to play. Some states have even tried getting involved with the issue by banning the distribution of offensive video games to minors. First-person shooting games have increased in popularity, and some experts say it is also increases violent behavior in the adolescents that are playing it. The increase of games that are more realistic, engaging, and increasingly violent will lead to more violent behavior in teenagers in the upcoming years....   [tags: Teen Behavior, Shootings]

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The Effect Violent Video Games on Kids

- There are claims that violent video games cause violence in kids but there are also people who say they don’t. The people who are in the pro side that are critics of violent video games claim that violent video games start school shootings and violence in youth. The people who are con side who defend violent video games say that violent video games do not cause violence in youth but instead provide a healthy opportunity for children to virtually explore war and violence without bringing it into the real world....   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis]

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Violent Video Games

- Did you know that the average amount of time an 8-18 American child spends on video games per week is 8 hours. That’s a more than a whole school day. Many kids today are spending more and more time on video games. Not only is it damaging to the brain and body, but it also can cause insanity and dementia. Many of the mass murderers of the past have been found to play violent video games. Teens should not be permitted to play violent video games to ensure that they will not become aggressive. The foundation of the first video games was the CRT....   [tags: teenagers, cathode ray tube, death race]

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Violent Media 's Affect On Crime

- Violent Media’s Affect on Crime Eli Fast Cheney High School Abstract This paper explores seven articles that discuss research or tests dealing with violent media affecting crime rate. The articles explore in-depth research and compare crime rates from subjects highly involved in violent media and subjects that are isolated from violent media. It gives detailed accounts of studies and information about how violent media affects crime in our government. Violent Media’s Affect on Crime Our generation is becoming more and more involved in video games....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Video game controversy]

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Banning Violent Video Games On Children

- Banning Violent Video Games A child is killing police officers. A teenager is hiring prostitutes to potentially kill them. He is using weapons such as guns, chainsaws, and knives to kill and commit horrible crimes. Thousands of children and teens participate in these actions daily. How. Violent video games such as Doom, Call of Duty, and Grand Theft Auto are just a few of the games that are full of these awful actions. An article in the Harvard Mental Health Letter states, “The Pew Research Center reported in 2008 that 97% of youths ages 12 to 17 played some type of video game, and that two-thirds of them played action and adventure games that tend to contain violent content.” Another inv...   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Video game controversy]

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The Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children

- Children’s brains are developing as they progress through life and they need to be feed their minds the right information. Modern day adolescents have become accustomed to playing large amounts of violent video games. Conditioning their minds to believe it is acceptable to commit violent actions, children are retaining the abundant amount of information that is contained in these video games, which is changing their thought processes by showing them dangerous behaviors played out by an aggressive character....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy]

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Great Bear Rainforest

- Great Bear Rainforest The controversy over logging, and more specifically clearcutting, is not a new issue in America. Ever since the 1920's and 1930's, when this nation started to become conscious of conservation, citizens have weighed the consequences of logging. Critics have questioned whether the increase in jobs, tax dollars, and economic growth was worth the destruction of forest lands. Regardless of what they believe today, the logging industry had become so efficient that by the late 1980's nearly 100,000 acres of federal land had been clearcut since the industry began....   [tags: British Columbia Nature Wilderness Papers]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Media on Children

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Video Games : A Violent Video Game

- Violent video-games have become the target of many in the wake of events such as the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre shooting and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. David Waddington, author of “Locating the wrongness in ultra-violent video-games”, examines the arguments made by Matt McCormick’s article “Is it wrong to play violent video-games”. Waddington explains that McCormick’s use of utilitarianism does not go far enough when evaluating the wrongness in violent video-games. Waddington proposes, as a correction to McCormick’s claims, a stricter view on evaluating the potential harm found in playing video-games....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy, Immanuel Kant]

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A Research Project On Violent Video Games

- Research Project Outcome: My research project topic I chose Violence in Video Games because I think it is a an important topic that will only get bigger in the future. Video games are games electronically manipulated images produced by a computer program on a display. I chose to research “What are the effects of violent video games in all age groups?” This was because I wanted to see if I could come up with my own answer from researching other people’s findings. The research methods I used were all secondary sources, internet articles, books, e-books, online videos....   [tags: Video game, Violence, Nonviolent video game]

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The Effects of Violent Video Games on Society

- Introduction On December 1, 1997, fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal entered school property in West Paducah, Kentucky and began shooting a pistol at a group of students participating in a youth prayer group, killing three students and injuring five others. On March 24, 1998, Mitchell Johnson (13) and Andrew Golden (11) opened fire on students at a high school in Craighead County, Arkansas as they exited the building for a fire alarm set off by the pair, killing five and wounding ten others. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) entered Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado and began a shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 21 others wounded....   [tags: videogames, violence, culture, youth]

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Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You

- Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You Studies from around the world have proved and disproved the fact that the violent content in some games causes violent acts in people. The research and studies also show that this is not an issue of gender with almost as many girls playing video games as boys making them a large portion of people playing today. Boys though in this instance seemed to be more prone to violence than the females participating in the studies. Another problem I found in the gaming society is the fact that some parents were not abiding to the rating system put out by the ESRB....   [tags: shootings, crime]

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Violent Video Games

- Will banning violent video games stop teenagers from committing violent crimes. Research has shown that violent video games will not turn people, more specifically teenagers, into psychotic killers. Video games are more of a hobby, or addicting obsession amongst teens. In fact, crime in America has been reduced because video games act as a way to vent out any anger or urges that can go through teenagers “Imaginary Guns”. “Teenagers are able to understand the difference of video game violence and reality”....   [tags: teenagers, ctime]

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Technology in Greg Bear's Blood Music

- Technology in Greg Bear's Blood Music      Different genres of literature are particular responses to society; therefore, cyberpunk, as a genre, is a response to our contemporary society, known as the information age. One of the attributes given the genre is that it has an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic tone, warning the reader of the perils of technology, while at the same time celebrating the possibilities of technology, usually through a strong character in the novel. In Greg Bear's Blood Music, technology is seen as having a destructive and creative forces as it reshapes the world biologically, and incorporates every living thing, including a slow girl named Suzy, into the s...   [tags: Blood Music Essays]

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Violent Video Games Effects On Society

- Title Video games have had an effect on society since its humble beginnings. It also has a mixed reputation from its critics especially in regards to its content. Violent video games have a place where people can debate whether the violence has an effect on the people playing it. This research present the results of a content analysis study addressing the following research question: Are violent video games more/less competitive, difficult, or have a higher pace of action. The focus of the study is to see whether violent games have an effect on people playing it....   [tags: Video game, Aggression, Video game controversy]

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The Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

- The marine stands in a hanger bay with a gun in his hand. He looks around and finds some armor and health packs. As he moves through the area, he finds a door and opens it. Ahead of him, he sees possessed men carrying weapons. In order to defend himself he shoots straight at them. Instantly, they are dead. He picks up their equipment and continues on. This is the opening scene of the violent, first-person shooter game called Doom (1993). Violence in video games is a very controversial topic among many people because of how it affects the minds of young children when they are exposed to violence repeatedly in their early years....   [tags: psychology, technology]

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The Effects Of Violent Video Games On Teenagers

- As a character you are controlling walks through the bank, cops begin to swarm around you, and you are forced to kill them or be killed by them. After you kill the cops you rob a bank and gain around 2 million dollars. That is one of the very first missions in the popular game Grand Theft Auto 5. Grand Theft Auto 5 broke several records the first day it came out. Some of these records include best selling video game in 24 hours, fastest video game to gross $1 billion and it had the most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game (Lynch)....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy]

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Defending Violent Video Games in Adolescents

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Are Humans More Violent Than Others?

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Gun Availability And The Violent Crime Rate

- Stolzenberg and D’Alessio (2000) used four years from 1991-1994 of county level data drawn from the National Incident Based Reporting for South Carolina to determine if whether or not gun availability could be related to violent crime, gun crime, juvenile gun crime and violent crimes committed with a knife. Violent crime, gun crime, juvenile gun crime and violent crimes committed with a knife were used as dependent variable measures in the experiment where as gun availability was measured by illegal and legal gun availability....   [tags: Crime, Firearm]

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Violent Video Game Should be Banned

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The Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children

- What started as a normal high school day at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999; the halls filled with laughter, gossip, tears, and cheers; ended in a blood-bath. Dozens were hurt, many dead, teachers, students, and some friends (or at least they thought) of the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Klebold and Harris were teenagers themselves, in their senior year, when they set propane bombs at Columbine High School. When the bombs did not detonate, because of faulty wiring, the teens entered the school armed with automatic weapons and ammunition....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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The Many Benefits of Violent Video Games

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Violent Media: Does It Cause Violence?

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The Debate About Violent Video Games

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Is Violence A Effective Treatment For Violent Behavior?

- In 2010, approximately 725,000 prisoners, which is over half of all the prisoners, served time incarcerated for violent offenses (Carson & Sabo, 2012). Because it is such a prevalent problem, developing an effective treatment for violence is important to not only cut down the number of violent crimes, but to also prevent recidivism. In order to treat violence, it is important to first understand and define it. Violence is closely related to aggression. While aggression is a behavior targeting another individual with the intent of causing physical or emotional harm, violence is a more extreme form, with the aim being a more severe harm....   [tags: Aggression, Anger, Violence, Emotion]

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- The day is Tuesday, April 20, 1999. All the students of Columbine High are at school expecting yet another boring day, eager to just get through the last few days left in the school year. At 11:00 in the morning, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold placed two duffel bags in the cafeteria and went back outside. Then at 11:19 the two students started to open fire on students outside of the school. It was later found out that the duffel bags they dropped off were filled with explosives that failed to go off at the planned time of 11:17....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Non-violent Protests and The Teachings of Ghandi

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Violent Media And Its Effects On Children

- At the present time violence in mass media is appearing frequently in our lives. We are surrounded with it. It encompasses television, film, videogames, internet and music. This has been a controversial issue in America. In this article the author speaks about how violence in mass media effects children. This author also emphasized how violence increases high school shootings, censorship and to restrict content to remove violence in media. This author uses pathos, logos and kairos to emphasize this problem that is out of control....   [tags: Mass media, Media influence, Violence]

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Violent Video Games and Aggression in Children

- Over the past 30 years, playing video games has become one of the most popular hobbies worldwide. Not only has the video game industry become a multi-billion dollar industry, but it has attracted people from all age types. While video games today are played by both kids and adults, there are many issues being raised regarding the effects of video games. More particular, is the effect that violent video games may be having on children. Some critics argue that video games are direct indicators of child aggression while video game supporters argue that there is no direct link between child aggression and violent video games....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essays]

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