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Violent Video Games: Beneficial or Detrimental?

- Violent media is impossible to avoid in our everyday lives. Violence comes in many popular forms of entertainment including movies, books, video games, etc. Is it really okay for kids to be exposed to this type of violence or is it decreasing their intellect. Violent media can be a vital factor in regards to a kid’s intellect. I agree with both Jones and Graff’s claims that there is always an opportunity to improve/advance your intellect by engaging in activities you enjoy. In Gerard Jones’ “Violent Media Is Good for Kids,” he emphasizes that violent media is healthy and beneficial for children while making reference to his own life....   [tags: behavior, effects, psychology]

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High Levels Of Violent Video Games

- High levels of violent video game exposure to the youth have been linked to delinquency and violent criminal behavior. Studies show 25% of video game players are under the age of 18. (APA). These adolescents are more likely to act in a more violent behavior in their everyday lives than those who do not play violent video games. Many parents don’t look into their child’s video games as much as they should because they just like the fact it keeps their child busy when the parent is busy with other things....   [tags: Video game, Violence, Video game controversy]

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Violent Crimes Committed By Street Gangs

- Violent Crimes Committed by Street Gangs The violent crimes street gang members commit include all types of assault, rape, robbery, homicide, attempt murder, violent firearms offences, forcible confinement, kidnapping, and more people-based offences. That being said, this paper will be focusing on homicide and violent firearm offences. Due to the obvious violent nature of these offences it is safe to assume a high percentage of the offences will be reported to the police; therefore, this paper will be utilizing URC and UCR2 statistics....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade, Organized crime]

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Violent Video Games: The Negative Effects

- On April 20, 1999, two adolescent boys walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and shot 12 of their classmates and a teacher. Then, they killed themselves. When authorities investigated, they found that the boys had played thousands of hours of a video game that had been set to occur in their high school. They used yearbook pictures to create the game's virtual victims. The event that took place at Columbine High School is only one of many tragedies that have taken place due to the influence of video games....   [tags: Columbine High School shooting]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence

- When video games are mentioned, most people think of teenagers. In a like manner, people tend to look at violent video games as teenagers’ main source of violence. They seem to believe in the likelihood of a kid bringing Call of Duty gameplay into real life. Since video games and the people who play them vary in many different factors, it is extremely difficult to arrive at a simple yes or no answer as to whether violent video games make people violent. However, when considering that the question is if video games lead to violent people, I believe the answer is no....   [tags: Video game, Violence, Video game controversy]

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Violent Games And Its Effects On The World

- As a teenage boy, Crake enjoyed playing violent games like Extinction, and Blood and Roses.According to Kronenbeger et al , “aggressive adolescents may seek out aggressive media as a form of stimulation or as a form of entertainment that is consistent with their beliefs about the world” (214).In the games, Crake believes that he is the master of his own success according to his own desires and beliefs. He uses his mental skills to survive and be successful even though that meant having someone else suffer....   [tags: Human, Human sexuality, Nonviolent video game]

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The Legalization Of Marijuana For Non Violent Offenders

- An area of criminal law I believe needs urgent revision is the decriminalization of marijuana for non-violent offenders. Far more harm is done by convicting those caught with possession or use of marijuana than the psychoactive effects of the drug could have ever caused. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 35 percent of adults admit to having tried marijuana. Of these, only 5 percent have used marijuana in the past year, and only 3 percent have used marijuana in the past month....   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Law, Enron]

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A Non Violent Civil Rights Movement

- In the 1950s and 1960s there were non-violent civil rights movements happening. Non-violent civil rights movement is the act of protesting equal rights without the use of violence. The civil rights movement was tested down south mostly because that is where most of the discrimination took place. The civil rights movement was led by Dr. Martin Luther King and he influenced other people to join in. King led millions of African Americans to protest as an act of civil disobedience and economic boycott....   [tags: White people, Black people, Civil disobedience]

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Violent Crimes and Attacks on American Campuses

- In the last decade, concern has grown about the number of violent crimes and attacks taking place on American campuses. The increase in youth violent behavior in the United States is an insidious crisis of epidemic magnitude (Satcher, 2002). This statement demonstrates the increasing concern with youth aggression and violence. Of greater concern in recent years has been the violent and aggressive offenses seen among female students (Ness, 2004). Recently, school districts have been plagued by youth violence and aggression....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Female Aggressiveness]

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Should A Non Violent Criminal Be Incarcerated?

- When we take a look at today’s society and how it has evolved over the years we notice a huge financial drain on humanity. We have come to notice that the world is not seen as a peaceful place for each unique person because of the many diverse religions, cultures, and beliefs that comprise us. Quoted by Gandhi himself “My religion is based on truth and nonviolence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the meaning of realizing him”. Some people argue that the majority of people being incarcerated or better known as “Locked Up” are non-violence criminals....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal law, Law]

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Violent Gang : The Mighty Vice Lords

- This book was about a street gang called the Mighty Vice Lords. They were the second largest gang in Chicago with about 30,000 members. The Vice Lords started in the Illinois Training center (Juvenile Correctional Facility) for boys in St. Charles Illinois during 1958 and was led by Edward “Pepalo” Perry and Alfonso Alfred. This group was known to be brutal and violent. It discussed how a violent gang can become a community organization and change the way things were done for the betterment of the community....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Prison gang]

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Violent Video Games Raise Aggression

- Throughout history man kind has always searched for ways to entertain himself, each time developing new activities and games. Video games have become a very popular way to spend time and have fun from the 1970’s up to now. With new developments appeared different video game genres from adventure to racing, but the violent video games appear to be the most popular ones (Shin, 2003), for example: shooters, fighting and video games where you have to eliminate, destroy, or kill your enemies. Video games have become very influential on children and adults (Stafford, 1999)....   [tags: Gaming]

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Violent Video Games and Aggresive Behavior

- Video games are one of the most improved technologies of the past twenty years. Characters have advanced from 8-bit cartoons to being lifelike. Some people think these games are becoming too realistic for young children. With more violent video games being produced, and more children becoming interested in these games instead of family friendly games, there are a growing number of people who believe that kids will grow up to be more aggressive, and that violent video games should be abolished. However, parents play the biggest role in their child’s life, and have the responsibility to buy games they think are appropriate and discipline bad behavior....   [tags: parents, control, children]

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Violent Media’s Effect on Youth

- There is no doubt that mass media impacts the people who consume it. While the media was originally designed to inform people, it has now become so much more. Modern media, especially in the area of violence, can have effects on the viewer’s behavior. Unfortunately the negative effects associated with the progression in the media’s communication technology, have begun to outweigh the positive impact of this representation of media. Media is both an important and time-consuming aspect of modern child’s life due to the fact that children from ages eight to eighteen spend about 44.5 hours a week (6.5 hours a day) partaking in media....   [tags: Violence]

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Developing Aggression: Violent Video Games

- The first set of cold, clammy hands closes around my ribs. Another circles my ankle, my arm, my neck. With an irritated sigh, I restart the level for the third time as the words, “Game over” flash across the screen. Sound familiar. This scene is very common among modern zombie apocalypse games. Though the titles of these games vary, the theme remains the same: to fight for one’s life. Users are thrust into a world where they must combat violence thrown at them with violence of their own. The sheer thrill of it can be very exciting and relates well to many youth because of its life or death component....   [tags: Violence ]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence

- video games containing violence like mentioned in an earlier paragraph, it would decrease the market drastically. Research towards violent video games causing violence are often flawed or inflict some bias. Ferguson expresses after his research, “Scholars have expressed concern that many past studies have relied on flawed methodology including poorly validated outcome measures, failure to control for third variables and single responder bias” (117). Variables are ignored such as competitive drive, overall wellbeing, and if they enjoy the games initially....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Video game controversy]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence

- (Add a quote to this paragraph)Several people believe that there is a connection between violent video games and increased levels of aggressive behavior, while others believe that video games don’t cause violence at all, but I believe that video games don’t have a direct correlation to violence because there has been no study that has yet to determine whether or not violent video games cause real world violence. However, several crimes have tried to show that video games were the main cause of these violent acts such as the Columbine High School massacre, the shooting of Marie Smothers and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, because whether it’s bullying, increased violent behavior, o...   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Violent Video Games Cause Adolescents

- Will playing too many violent video games cause adolescents to commit crime or murder to another. In January 2006, there are two teenagers, both 18, who had raced a luxury car at high speeds on Toronto street. At the end of the race, a 46 year olds taxi driver was killed when one of the luxury cars struck his taxi. Police investigated the accident found out two adolescents who copy of the video game Need for Speed (Bonnell, Canadian Press NewsWire). In addition, there are a number of deadly school shootings in recent years and some of the crimes are caused by people who spend many times to play the violent video games....   [tags: Massively multiplayer online game, Video game]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence

- “Do violent video games cause people to perform violent acts?” The age old question that has been asked by concerned parents and scientists everywhere for as long as anyone can remember, and this question in turn has created a controversial debate over whether or not violent video games actually causes grotesque acts of violence or if it actually helps to discourage violent behavior. John Von Radwitz writes an article about why violence in video games is causing trouble in today 's society more than ever and warns people to take action sooner rather than later....   [tags: Violence, Crime, Video game controversy]

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Video Games Cause Violent Tendencies

- In society, there are a lot of controversies about the way people are judged and how they appear within that society, such as body images, financial stability, and mental functions. However, there is just as big of a controversy towards video games as those other things. Video games are widely believed to be a source of violence among children and teenagers. In this controversy there are two sides; one side argues that video games do produce violence, and the other side argues that they do not. In the United States, ninety percent of teenagers play video games averaging four to five hours per day....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy, Violence]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence

- Several people believe that there is a connection between violent video games and increased levels of aggressive behavior, while others believe that video games don’t cause violence at all, but I believe that video games don’t have a direct correlation to violence because “no study has examined whether or not violent video games cause real world violence.” (Patrick Markey) However, several crimes have tried to show that video games were the main cause of these violent acts such as the Columbine High School massacre, the shooting of Marie Smothers and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Violent Video Games Effect People

- Video games are almost always present in any house that is home to an adolescent child. While video games are popular among people of all ages, adolescent children are usually the most involved. An article was developed by three members of the Psychopathology department at a university in the Netherlands. While addressing the use of video games the statement was made that “Today, in the United States, 91% of children between the ages of 2 and 17 play video games”(Granic, Lobel, Engels). Children may spend countless hours sitting in from of a television screen, participating in the electronic activities....   [tags: players, hostility, criminal behavior]

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Video Games Inspire Violent Behavior

- INTRODUCTION Teen violence is a term used to define collective behaviors by teenagers that are not acceptable by the society. These behaviors range from slapping, bullying, hitting, assault and even armed robbery. Teen violence has been affecting many societies and has destructive history to communities. Although many factors have been pointed out to cause teen violence, studies show that modeling behaviors are the most common causes of teen violence in the society. These include behaviors as seen in the movies, on the streets, on the video games and at home....   [tags: Video Game Violence]

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Don 't Withhold Violent Games

- In the article, Don’t Withhold Violent Games by Jessica Robbins, the author clearly states that violent video games do not negatively affect a child’s well-being. Jessica’s opinion is that the government and parents should find solutions to the problems. However, the government should not be allowed to restrict people of age from purchasing a game of their choice. According to Jessica Robbins, there has been no correlation between violence in the media and crime rates. Jessica Robbins uses logos, ethos, and pathos to prove that violent video games do not affect a child’s well-being....   [tags: Nonviolent video game, Game, Logos, Video game]

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Non-Violent Resistance: The Stoppable Ways

- Sitting down under the same sky, looking into the same outer space and participate the same environments have made us very curious about whom we are. It is true that we were born into different lifestyles yet we do not know much about ourselves, especially how we, oppressed people, can deal things in a non-violent resistance. According to Martin Luther King’s Three Ways of Meeting Oppression, he reveals how we can deal with our oppression in three characteristic ways – non-violent resistance, violent resistance and acquiescence....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Peaceful Movement]

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Violent Video Games Cause Aggression

- Have you ever wondered if violent video games can cause aggression in children. Thousands of children all over the world engage in violent video games for a large amount of time during their day. According to ProCon.org 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played at least one Mature-rated (M-rated) game hit or beat up someone, compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play M-rated games. I will be using naturalistic and case study research methods to determine if violent video games cause aggression in children....   [tags: Video game, Game, Case study, Seventh grade]

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Does a Violent Media create a Violent Society?

- Does a Violent Media create a Violent Society. This issue is one of constant debate, with no real solution. There are many things society as a whole and individuals can do to appease or inflame the issue, however each argument has a counter argument and a counter argument will exist for that and so on. Because it is an issue of such heated debate with no answer or possibility of an answer should we just leave the issue be and choose not to address it further. Or should we make the issue widely known so society is more aware of the role the media can play....   [tags: social issues]

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Identity Crisis in The Bear that Wasn´t by Frank Tashlin

- True Identity “The Bear That Wasn’t,” a short story by Frank Tashlin, is about a bear that hibernates in his cave and wakes up under a factory. Factories cover his once beautiful forest and people he doesn’t know surround him. Everyone thinks that he is one of the factory workers when he really is just a bear. The story demonstrates the bear’s perception of his identity and the identity with which society labels him. Society sees people by what their occupation is, not by who the person really is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Utra Violet Radiation

- Protection against solar UV radiations in organisms includes production of secondary metabolites such as pigments that can absorb UV and visible light. In this study, vioA gene coding for tryptophan 2-monooxygenase involved in the biosynthetic pathway of violacein-like purple violet pigment (PVP) was cloned and sequenced from an Antarctic bacterium Janthinobacterium sp. Ant5-2. A non-pigmented vioA mutant strain was obtained following mini-Tn10 transposon mutagenesis that produced a lesser amount of extrapolymeric substances (EPS) and exhibited a compromised survival to freeze-thaw cycles at 4˚C....   [tags: Environment, Purple Violet Pigment, Photons]

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The Rise Of Violent Crime In Canada

- The Rise of Violent Crime In Canada Violent crime in Canada is on the rise in Canada as well as the types of violent crimes being committed against the public. It has been on the rise for many, many years. I believe and intend to prove in the following essay that it is societies responsibility for the rise of violent crime with their unwillingness and inability to effectively deal with the current trend in our society. In the last few years, a slight dip in violent crime has been noted, but we must view this with skepticism as no official statistics are available....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Strategic Management at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company

- We will begin with a little history of Vermont Teddy Bear Company. John Sortino founded Vermont Teddy Bear Company in 1981 out of a pushcart in the streets of Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Sortino was an entrepreneur and realized that the company had become too large for him to manage. In order for the company to be successful in the future he decided to step down as CEO. In 1995 R. Patrick Burns was appointed as the new CEO of Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Even thought the CEO changed the company’s name the focus remained the same, "to design and manufacture the best teddy bears made in America, using American materials and labor" (Wheelen and Hunger, 2006, p 22-6)....   [tags: Strategic Management]

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External Factor Analysis of The Vermont Teddy Bear Company

- External Factor Analysis of The Vermont Teddy Bear Company Opportunities Settlement of NY real estate litigation The Vermont Teddy Bear Company's settlement for their closed down New York retail store is a positive step for the company. In March of 2005, the Company continued its settlement discussions with the Company and on April 27, 2005, the Company entered into final settlement of its litigation relating to a former lease for retail space in New York City. Under the terms of the settlement, the Company paid its former landlord $1.15 million when the settlement agreement was executed, including the release of a $150,000 security deposit previously held by the landlord, and the Compan...   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy]

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Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

- Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature. Islam and the worship of Allah (god) began with Muhammad and his revelations that lasted for 23 years of his life from (610 C.E.- 623 C.E.). In the Islamic religion it is believed that he was the last prophet sent by Allah (god) and this made all his teachings into to Law and are looked at as the will of God. These messages were given to him through the archangel Gabriel, in a kind of continuation to the Jewish Torah and Christian Bible, which the Qur’an shares some similarities or past “history” with them such as the belief in Abraham and Jesus as a prophet, but in the eye’s of Mohammad the Jews and Christians had fallen astray from the real teaching...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Violent Femmes - Add it up

- Violent Femmes - Add it up The disc player drones on as I recline peacefully on the pure white sands of my very own desert island. I am the only human being on this island. Ah, peace at last, but as the days turn into weeks and the weeks to months and the months to years I wonder; why have I not gone completely insane. Sentenced indefinitely to solitary confinement on my paradise prison. Yes, it has been a struggle to maintain my sanity, but I have one very special companion; the Violent Femmes album Add it up....   [tags: Music]

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The Tlingit and Grizzly Bear House-Partition Screen

- The Tlingit and Grizzly Bear House-Partition Screen The region of the northwest coast was blessed with an abundance of natural recourses for human existence and made it possible for the area to thrive. As a result of this unusual abundance, the area could sustain large populations and a complex social order for many Indian groups. Because of the level of sustainability, the cultures had more time for artistic and intellectual activities and endeavors and over time, art became very important and vital to the complex social structures of the groups of the northwest coast....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet as a Violent Play

- Romeo and Juliet as a Violent Play Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is often described as the story of "a couple of unfortunate lovers." Some of the story is written in the form of a sonnet (love poem with fourteen lines) which blends in with the theme of the play, a 'love tragedy.' The play was written back in the 1600's when Shakespeare was in his prime. Some other plays of his include Othello and the very famous Macbeth. The play displays many different themes including love, crime, confrontation and violence....   [tags: Papers]

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Entertainment As a Cause of Violent Behavior

- Entertainment As a Cause of Violent Behavior Who can predict which works of art will provoke what sorts of desperate acts. Entertainment cannot be the blame for the psychotic actions of adults and youths who obviously can't tell the difference between fiction and real life. In Grisham's "Unnatural Killer," he talks about a movie provoking two teenagers to go on a killing spree; this drawed me in and made me angry because it represents how mixed up our society is today. If there is anyone that should take the blame, it is the incompetent parents of these kids who obviously didn't give them enough guidance....   [tags: Papers]

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Gun Control versus The Right to Bear Arms

- With the topic of gun control comes a widely split crowd. There are those that believe that gun control is necessary for decreasing crime and making a nation a safer place to live. And on the other end of the spectrum, they are those that speak of how anti-gun control is what would make our nation a safer place to live. After all, ?Would a person be as likely to break into another family's home knowing that the family has means of personal protection?. (Warren 308). ?Most everyone will agree that felons, addicts, morons, juveniles, alcoholics, the mentally incompetent, and others in whose hands even an ice pick or a baseball bat becomes a deadly weapon, should be denied a gun.....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Essays]

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Violent Behavior and the Brain

- Violent Behavior and the Brain - Do we know it all. The DMZ, which runs through Central Vietnam is a place where undisputed violence was unleashed for over a decade in the late sixties and early seventies. During the year that I worked in Vietnam, I often returned to this spot to watch the American Veterans, who would stand at the top of Marble Mountain, withered, with vacant stares out towards the stretch of beach known only to the Americans as China. It was mystifying to consider the sharp contrast that must have seemed all too apparent to them as the sounds of war loomed in their memories and the calm ocean stretched out before them now so serenely....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Violent Energy of Ted Hughes

- The Violent Energy of Ted Hughes    "Poetic voice of blood and guts" (Welsh 1) said one newspaper headline announcing the appointment of Ted Hughes as the new Poet Laureate in November of 1984. It was fairly typical of the surprise with which the media greeted this appointment because Ted Hughes, it seems, is for most people a difficult poet. Hughes is frequently accused of writing poetry which is unnecessarily rough and violent when he is simply being a typically blunt Yorkshireman, describing things as he sees them....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Musical Influence on a Violent Society

- Musical Influence on a Violent Society The event in Littleton, Colorado, 5 years ago was a shocking wake up call to our society. Because of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s fanaticism with artists such as Marilyn Manson, music was labeled as the culprit for negatively influencing the youth of America. Music is a tool of expression that an artist uses to vent their frustrations and to reveal their emotions. However, these artists do not see the moral boundary that they have crossed with their emotionally disturbing lyrics and dark melodies....   [tags: Violence Teenagers Emotions Papers]

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Two Reasons for the Right to Bear Arms: An opinion

- Bearing Your Arms Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and George Washington are just a few of our Forefathers that helped document the Bill of Rights. They sure did know what they were doing when they added the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. A militia is a free standing civilian army, which makes every single American citizen a part of the militia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Violent Themes in Modern Society

- Violent Themes in Modern Society In today's society, cruelty and violent themes are everywhere. Avoiding something that contains even the smallest bit of these would be almost impossible because of the fact it is so widespread. It is everywhere. Not only is cruelty and violence seen in popular culture such as movies, music, and television but unexpectedly in biblical stories and fairy tales. Even nursery rhymes and lullabies contain images of cruelty and violence. Many believe that prolonged exposure to such harsh themes can cause not only desensitization to violence and cruelty but ultimately duplication....   [tags: Religion, Social Issues, Pyschology]

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We All Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

- Thomas Jefferson, author of The Declaration of independence, stated to William Stephens Smith in 1787: "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." 20th century gun controllers and protestors of the right-to-carry law are trying to infringe on our rights as free American citizens by requesting that guns be banned or restricted. Restrictions on firearms while protecting yourself on private property currently do not exist and honest Americans in numerous states are fighting for their right to protect themselves by carrying a concealed weapon in public...   [tags: 2nd Amendment]

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Italian Women in Violent Organizations

- Italian Women in Violent Organizations The essay, "Mafiosi and Terrorists: Italian Women in Violent Organizations," by Alison Jamieson, discusses the role women have played in violent organizations in Italy. Despite male exclusivity and authoritarianism, women involved in such organizations have come a long way in widening the horizons of female influence in administration and commercial roles. The paper looks at, analyzes and compares two main violent organizations in Italy, the leftist terrorist Red Brigades and the Sicilian Mafia....   [tags: Papers]

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The Media and Violent Crime

- The Media and Violent Crime An issue that many corporate executives ignore is the possibility that aggressive people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts. Television violence, for instance, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs. In their decision making, some producers do not take responsibility for the equally important minority. Instead, they may gear their content toward the masses, who crave sexually explicit and violent action....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Argumentative Essay: American Have the Right To Bear Arms

- Being a young American I have witnessed many problems with growing up in this great country of ours. We have homeless people who can't find work, rising inflation rates, an unbalanced budget, and more importantly, a problem with guns. Like every other good ol' boy, I am concerned about being the victim of a random shooting, but at the same time, I want to be able to take down a nice10-point buck during hunting season. Guns effect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear or they make us feel protected....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive ]

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Observational Learning of Violent Behavior

- Today violence has become an every day experience in life. Playing video games or turning on the television, and flipping through the channels at random, you will most likely stumble upon various forms of violence. Does it desensitize or help us tolerate violence. And the most controversial issue, does it cause violence. Most humans learn by simply watching, and then imitating the action rather than trial and error or direct experiences of the consequences of our actions (this is not to say that watching and imitating is the only way of learning)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Popular Culture and Violent Behavior

- Popular Culture and Violent Behavior Introduction In 1871 E.B. Taylor defined culture as 'that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs, and many other capabilities and habits acquired by...[members] of society.'[1] Taylor was talking about 'high' culture, an aristocratic view of the past-times such as ballet, theatre and art. Popular culture, on the other hand, is a form of 'low' culture and is based primarily on marketing, mass production and revenue....   [tags: Papers]

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Pro Athletes and Violent Crimes

-    The competitive nature of today's sports associations calls for athletes to be aggressive and forceful , both physically and mentally. This aggressive mentality stays with some athletes off the field, and may explain why so many athletes are committing violent crimes. Society calls for athletes to give flawless performances in the stadiums and arenas. The fans have grown accustomed to high flying, hard hitting shows of athleticism and finesse, and oftentimes an athletes success gains them a elevated status in society with special privileges that you and I can only dream of....   [tags: Domestic Violence, NFL Players]

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The Brains of Violent Males

- The Brains of Violent Males "It becomes increasingly evident that some of the destruction which curses the earth is self-destruction; the extraordinary propensity of the human being to join hands with external forces in an attack upon his own existence is one of the most remarkable of biological phenomena." -Karl Menninger (1). Violence is everywhere in our society- in movies, television programs, video games, and professional sports such as boxing and wrestling. In 2000, 28,663 deaths were related to firearms....   [tags: Compare Contrast Suicide Homicide Essays]

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Violent Literature of the 1960's

- Violent Literature of the 1960's Like any idealistic movement of the 1960’s the anti war movement began as an impassioned protest. Peaceful rhetoric dictated by the emerging counter culture lined its foundations, propelling it into existence and giving it such hope and fervor it was impossible to ignore. Causes such as this were the catalyst for togetherness and comradery within and around communities. The Free Speech Movement set the stage for this national awakening, forcing the public to open their eyes to the issues at hand....   [tags: Violence Vietnam War Literature Essays]

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Build-A-Bear: Build-A-Memory

- According to this case, in the 1990s dot-coms were very popular. The walk-in stores were not excelling and at this time it seemed like a bad idea to open one that will be selling stuffed animals. Despite this fact, Maxine Clark founded Build- A-Bear Workshop in 1996. Unexpectedly, Clark’s store excelled quickly and greatly, having more supporters versus non-supporters. Not only is the company continuously excelling in profits, but it is also expanding the availability of its products by the many store locations it has opened....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution]

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Is Violent Revolution the Answer?

- Is Violent Revolution the Answer. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s La Última Cena (The Last Supper) The ideas I intend to express in the following paper are in no way meant to make allowances for the practices of slavery or racism. As I begin this paper, I feel the need to remind the reader that I find slavery, in all of its forms, to be an oppressive and terrible institution. I unwaveringly believe that for centuries, including this one, the narrow-mindedness that slavery has perpetrated is one of the most terrible humiliations leveled upon our civilization....   [tags: The Last Supper Slavery Racism Essays]

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Violent Crime Research Paper

- Violent Crime Research Paper Nothing does more to tear our families apart than violent crime, guns, gangs, drugs, and the fear that walks alongside those terrors. Violent crime and victim rights have become a major concern for most citizens in the United States of America. Statistics indicate a decline in violent crimes in our country and an increase in our national prison population. Released prisoners commit most violent crimes. Gun control legislation, reform programs, victim rights awareness, and other programs are abundant in our country, but do little to alleviate violent crime....   [tags: Criminal Murder Jail Prison Essays Papers]

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Violent Consequences of Television

- Violent Consequences of Television One of the most compelling problems I have found is that there is too much violence shown in television shows. As a father it is my responsibility to censor and educate my children on the positive and negative aspects of watching certain television shows. I believe the censorship must take place at an early age in life in order to create a firm foundation for them to grow. In my opinion, too much violence on television can influence children to grow up and to commit crimes....   [tags: Papers]

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Innocent Children, Violent Gangs

- Innocent Children, Violent Gangs      18, 059 violent felonies, 690 deaths, and 13,000 hard-core killers. What is the horrible cause of these striking statistics. Gangs. Gangs are a problem in nearly every state and 83 percent of the largest cities in the United States. The problem of gangs and their negative impact on the communities they exist in continues to grow and nothing seems to be able to stop this powerful growth. Gangs not only exist in just inner cities anymore, but in towns and suburban communities as well....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women in Violent Relationships

- What is Love. Webster’s dictionary defines love as a strong, deep affection. Many of those who are or have been in love can definitely agree with that. My definition for love is all of earth’s surroundings that make one feel good or happy; to me, love is not just love towards another, but it is also love towards something beyond. Everyone knows that love is a beautiful thing to experience: it feels like all the happiness in the world is in your hands and you could never be happier. But what happens, coming from a woman’s perspective, when your husband uses that love as a weapon against you....   [tags: Domestic Violence Essays]

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Violent Athletes

- Violent Athletes When Indiana Pacer, Ron Artest, charged into the stands with forty-five seconds remaining in a NBA game, last November, between the Pacers and the Detroit Pistons, the shock waves reverberated immediately. Video clips showed Artest pummeling Pistons fans with his fists. Replays also revealed that it was fans, throwing a cup of beer at Artest, which sent the NBA superstar on his rampage. It was one of the ugliest incidents ever seen in American professional sports. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike witnessed the chaotic outbreak of violence from the serenity of their own living rooms....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Violent media Images and video games results in violent behavior

- Violent Media Images and Video Games Results In Violent Behavior Can violent media images and video games result in violent behavior. The answer is yes. For a few decades now hundreds of researchers have take time to research the relationship of media images and video games to violent behavior in children. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss why media images and video games result in violent behavior in children. This paper will also provide some important factors that adults should know about media images and video game violence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Violent Video Games

-      Playing video games does not cause violent behavior. Don’t get me wrong, some video games show horrific acts of violence. “A recent survey found that 92 percent of U.S. kids--ages 2 to 17--play video games, and their parents bought 225 million of them last year to the tune of $6.4 billion.” (Sider 79).What’s here to argue is that violent video games do not cause violence among children, but the blame for violence should be on the individual and people who should have taught the individual better....   [tags: Violence Children Video Gaming Essays]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Video Games

- Video games have been a rapidly expanding industry since their inception in the 1970s. Along with their growth have come concerns about violent video games and their effects on aggression and violence in young people. The many school shootings have pushed this issue to the forefront, since the two shooters were avid players of video games. These events brought about the question: do violent video games induce aggression in youth. That’s the question I set out to answer by looking at research. The research shows that there is a link between playing video games and increases in aggression in adolescents....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]

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Affect of Violent Video Games on Children

- Introduction In recent decades, attention has been placed on the influence of violent videogames on the aggressive behaviour of individuals. While some scholars believe that videogames increase aggression amongst children in particular, others claim evidence on the catharsis hypothesis where videogames are argued to be a safe outlet to express aggression (Berger 2002). Although many theories have emerged regarding the influence of violent videogames, the debate continues to be divided between those who claim its destructive nature and others who claim that videogames cannot be solely blamed for the aggressive behaviour expressed by young people....   [tags: Media Parenting]

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Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent

- Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent            My research led me to form some new hypotheses on the correlation of violence in the media, namely television, movies, and video games, to the rise in violent behavior in adolescents. For this essay, I will focus on male adolescents. I will use multiple lenses for my research to (1) establish the increase in violent acts by adolescents in the past two decades; (2) use proven research to show the impact of media violence on the individual; and (3) to illustrate my "recipe for disaster," four correlations that contribute to the effects of media violence on male adolescents....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Effects of Violent Computer Games on Children

- The Effects of Violent Computer Games on Children Children are spending an increasing amount of time playing games. Research shows that as much as 92% of children between 4 and 17 years of age play video games (Zvezdan, 1). Most of these video games are violent and cause physical and mental problems in children. Computer games that are played excessively can damage a person’s health. They can cause epilepsy, damage to a child’s posture, and damage to joints, skin irritation and sight deterioration....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Violent Video Games

- Violent Video Games There is much persistent debate throughout culture these days concerning video games. Common questions asked are things like ?Where should the lines be drawn in terms of content. and What audience, if any, is this appropriate for. As lawyers fight, bizarre crimes are blamed on video games, constant studies take place, and technology continues to evolve, the video game world continues to thrive and be extremely profitable. While there is near-constant focus on the supposed ?negatives....   [tags: Violence Computer Game]

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Violent Video Games and Increased Aggression

- Video games have been a rapidly expanding industry since their inception in the 1970s. Along with their growth have come concerns about violent video games and their effects on aggression and violence in young people. The endless numbers of school shootings have pushed this issue to the forefront. These events brought about the question: do violent video games induce aggression in youth. That’s the question I set out to answer by looking at research. The research shows that there is a link between playing video games and increases in aggression in adolescents....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]

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Adolescent Aggression Based on Violent Videogames

- Adolescent Aggression Based on Violent Videogames Violent video games played by millions of people every day results in animated characters having hearts ripped out, heads decapitated, and blood squirting across the screen as their mutilated bodies are erased from the screen. Most players play these games to pass the time, increase hand eye coordination, and create harmless competitions amongst those playing. However, some who play these games are entranced by the violent aggressive behaviors demonstrated in the games and may even act out behaviors learned from playing them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Video Games

-  In recent years our society has experienced many tragic school shootings in which teens have committed heinous crimes for no apparent reason. The question has become who is to blame or what inspired these attacks on these innocent victims. This question has become an epidemic in our country. We live in a violent world and young people have easy access to it whether it's on television, in music or on the Internet. But with the explosion of media entertainment in recent years, video games have come under scrutiny as to whether or not violence in video games numbs children and teens to the consequences of real-life violence....   [tags: Video Game Violence 2014]

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Ways to Prevent and Resolve Violent Conflict

- Ways to Prevent and Resolve Violent Conflict To prevent and resolve violent conflict we must understand the sources and logic of war. Two schools of thought currently dominate thinking on the causes of contemporary conflict. The first sees violence as a response to a range of grievances including systematic discrimination and human rights violations, inequalities in wealth and political power, or a scarcity of resources, particularly where these fall along existing social cleavages such as ethnicity or religion....   [tags: Papers]

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A Violent Message in the Art of Popular Culture

- A “Violent” Message in the Art of Popular Culture Many people believe that present-day music cause division, tension, and sometimes violence. However, it is acknowledged as art in popular culture. Art in popular culture revolves around action movies, television sitcoms, and provocative song lyrics, which have themes centered on explicit sexuality. Art in popular culture is embodied in music, dance, photography, and other artwork that embraces the ills of the world and acknowledges that they are appealing to the senses of people who live in a not so perfect world....   [tags: Pop Culture Rap Hip Hop Essays]

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Violent Affects of Television on Children and Teengers

- Violent Affects of Television on Children and Teengers It seems like everywhere we as a society look today, violence rears its repulsive head. We see violence in the streets, back alleys, and even our schools. Violence can now be seen in many people's living rooms while they are sitting down watching television. Children and teenagers seem to be the most effected by violence on television. Many things should be done to change children's view on television and how much violence should be on the television....   [tags: Papers]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Video Games

- Throughout history many things in general have been improved upon. Four major improvement areas are: warfare, medicine, education of society, and technology. All of these improvements have brought with them positive effects. Warfare has allowed oppressed people to rule themselves; medicine has saved countless lives with vaccines and treatment programs; education of societies has allowed people to make their dreams come true; and, advancements in technology have made the previous three possible....   [tags: Video Game Violence 2014]

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The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans

- The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans Philosophers since the beginning of time have debated over the source and cause of violent tendencies in humans that in turn produce global conflicts, to solve the age old question, man or beast. Global conflict can with out a doubt be completely accredited to the human race, but what are the particular reasons for humans to cause such conflicts. There are many topics that have been argued by philosophers and historians over the connection between the reasons the human race and global conflict....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Violent Video Games and Increased Aggression

-          "Get over here!" The angered and scratchy voice bellows from deep within the strong, mean-spirited ninja. The ninja throws forth a blade that is fastened to the end of a long, black rope. The sharp point of the spear pierces the skin and takes root deep within the stomach of a screaming, young woman. Blood splatters from the impact, and the ninja forcefully retrieves the blade by pulling on the rope to which it is attached. The shrieking, young woman is lurched forward, attached still to the steel blade and without the ability to defend herself....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Violent Television's Influlence on Children's Behaviour

- Violent Television's Influlence on Children's Behaviour Concern about children and popular media has a long history. Plato proposed to ban poets from his ideal republic, because he feared that their stories about immoral behaviour would corrupt young minds. In modern times, moral pressure groups have tried to 'protect' children from popular literature, the music hall, the cinema, comics, television and 'video nasties'. It's important to see the issue of TV violence and children's behaviour in a broader social, cultural and historical context....   [tags: Papers]

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Violent Video Games: Dangerous Entertainment

- Violent Video Games: Dangerous Entertainment Since the beginning of organized society, entertainment has always been an aspect closely tied with human nature. From the times of ancient empires, such as the Romans and Greeks, humans have used entertainment as an outlet to escape the harsh reality of everyday life. Although in those times, entertainment was considered duels to the death with animals and other humans opposed to the censored reality shows and formulaic movies we have today. However, there isn’t much difference between the mortal combat that was exercised in ancient times, and the mortal combat that trickles down into today’s censored forms of television, music, and especially v...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Violent Society Causes Domestic Violence

- People who are close to one another need to trust each other. We should trust our parents not to hurt us, and to give us what we need to grow. When someone is abused, the trust is broken. Domestic violence is the use of physical force within a home in any form of abuse. Abuse can be a whole range of physical behaviour, slapping, hitting, beating, or using weapons to hurt someone. It includes verbal and emotional abuse, where someone is constantly insulted and made to feel sad and worthless. It can also include rape and sexual abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Teaching Violent Behavior Through TV

-     Murder. Rape. Suicide. Kidnapping. Chaos.  Destruction.  When Mr. Farnsworth invented the television, I don't think he knew what kind of impact his invention would have on today's children.  Even if he did, I don't think he would have anticipated the level of violence that children would be exposed to due to progress.  In recent years, there has been an upsurge of violence in America, as well as on television.  With this rise in violence, both in society and in the media, parents and teachers should become more aware of ways to counteract television violence, such as using the TV ratings system, V-chip, and discussing television violence with children....   [tags: Media Violence Essays]

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Non-Violent Nationalism and Fundamental Change

- Nationalism as a concept is defined by the formation of a distinct identity for a certain population in terms of their religion, ethnicity or class differences. This term was used to describe the rise of movements along these distinct lines. Since then the connotations of the word may have changed over time but its essential meaning has remained unchanged. The term in essence refers to two varying sentiments. Broadly speaking, the first of these is a sense of identification with a certain nation based on ethnic, cultural or religious bounds....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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