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School Uniforms: Should Everyone Look Like Clones? - ... Yet again, Greatschools.org indicates that, “ Strict dress code polices and school uniforms can be a financal burden for families on top of other educational costs, such as books, additonal class fees, school supplies and in some cases, tuition.” The average school uniform can cost anywhere between forty-two dollars to one hundred thirty three dollars, just for one outfit. Now imagine, at least seven outfits for three children. The National Retail Federation estimates, “People will spend $14.5 billion on back-to-school clothing and shoes this year.” Private schools that require uniforms are just a little bit more expensive than public schools....   [tags: public school system]
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Video Game Violence - Most video games should be seen as a cause and effect for violence today. It doesn’t matter how old the person is, video games can affect people or escalate problems which can cause injury or even death. Too often gamers can become altered by the events that occur within a video game that they or a friend has played before. The perception of life and the game can become twisted and be used to hurt anyone. Children are the main concern; they can spend hours in front of a television and play. Most parents see there is nothing wrong with children enjoying video games in their free time....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children - If a child acted violently towards someone else, like if he or she punched another child, there would be consequences for that child. Perhaps detention or grounding, but then their act of violence is mostly forgotten about. Rarely do the parents or school officials investigate why the child acted violently in the first place. If asked, the adults might say something like “the child probably watches a violent television show, like Powerangers, or he/she plays violent video games, like Grand Theft Auto.” Most people would consider that an acceptable reason....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children -   Abstract             In recent times, the news media has cried out against violent media, painting it as the leading cause for youth violence. Following events such as the Columbine massacre, news sources have vilified violent media, claiming that it is a primary cause of violent behavior in youths. This analysis provides firm research on the subject from the opposing and supporting sources, giving a thorough definition to the term “violent media” and  brings forth evidence that other psychological effects and environmental factors are more significant causes of increased youth aggression than violent media....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Violence on television has been progressing since television's invention in early 1927. Now that it's the 21st century, violence in the media is considered one of the most critical issues in the mass media. Whether or not the media is responsible for the effects television violence has on young children is heavily debated. Should the media be more conservative when it comes to violence for the sake of better upbringing. Should the parents be responsible for allowing the child to be affected by the violence that's available to them on the screen....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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Effects of TV Violence on Children - When did teaching kids to kill become associated with a person's first amendment rights. In the wake of school shootings and concealed weapons being carried by students, many government agencies have begun to study the effects of violence on television as a prominent variable in childhood and adolescent aggressiveness. The prevalence of violence in television is rampant. It is as addictive as a drug to the children and adolescents, and is accomplishing two extreme reactions: a desensitization towards pain and suffering in the world, and instilling fear of the world as a dark, cold place....   [tags: Television Violence 2014]
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Video Games: The Real Cause of Mass School Shootings? - Whether violent media content leads to real-life violence is always debatable. And in recent years, school shootings have made video games a new focus of public concern and scientific research. In public opinion, video games cause more aggression in comparison to traditional violent media contents because video games have more features of interactivity, "due to the active engagement and participation of players" (Hummer and Wang et al. 137). But more and more reports tell us that video games are not the main cause of school shooting issues; rather it is the negligence of parents, schools, and communities....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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We Must Work to Prevent Mass School Shootings - There have been many horror stories in the news about mass shootings at schools. The public, and even the president of the United States, is asking if anything can be done to prevent these tragedies. There are many theories on why students kill their peers at schools; these range from increased violence in video games and movies to bullying troubles at school. Almost always, the perpetrator suffers from some form of mental illness (Khadaroo). Because of this, motives for these crimes are extremely difficult to discern....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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The Tragedy of Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence towards women is a problem that is often overlooked by Society. Violence is defined by the Webster's Dictionary (p.755) as: 1. Physical force employed so as to damage or injure. 2. As an instance of violent action. If this is the case than why is it that so many women are beaten by loved ones each year and little or nothing is done to correct this violent and hostile situation. In this paper I will attempt to answer this question along will a slue of others which place women in these war zones each day....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Protecting Children from Exposure to Violence in the Media - Protecting Children from Exposure to Violence in the Media Children and adolescents in the United States are exposed to violence in increasing numbers each year. This may seem like an obvious statement, but consider the following: The average child watches 21 to 23 hours of TV per week. This means that by the time this child reaches age 70, he will have spent 7 to 10 years in front of the television. And with regular Saturday morning children's television containing about 20 to 25 acts of violence per hour, it is no wonder the average person has viewed around 200,000 acts of violence by the time he reaches 18 years of age....   [tags: Media Violence TV Violence] 767 words
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Violence and Religion - Violence is an ever present dark cloud that blots out the sun; a stifling hand over the mouth of the victims of society. The word violence, when looked up in a dictionary, has a list of varied definitions, and for a good reason. Violence comes in many different shapes and sizes. A definition that best covers the idea is: any act that show aggression or is intentionally done in the intent of hurting someone. Now this covers the idea of physical, emotional, and mental harm. Violence is a highly controversial idea that is one of the harder concepts to grasp relating to psychology and human nature It was once said by jiddu krishnamurti that “Violence is not merely killing another....   [tags: Violence, Religion,] 571 words
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Not a Magic Solution to School Problems - Not a Magic Solution to School Problems School uniform policies are often referred to as a Band-Aid solution. They help hide more serious problems at the school by giving the school a nice look. Surveys of students and teachers show that in general people believe a well-dressed person is more intelligent and better behaved. Politicians like the look of school uniforms; many of them support this cause until the schools ask for more money. Uniforms are often implemented in schools that are overcrowded and have lower test scores....   [tags: School Uniforms Education Essays]
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Effects of Client Violence on Social Work Students: A National Study - Pam Criss's article in the Journal of Social Work Education, titled Effects of Client Violence on Social Work Students: A National Study shows results on the effects of direct and indirect client violence against a random sample of MSW and BSW students from the National Association of Social Works in the United State. This study looks at how workplace violence is a concern for social work students entering their field placement. These types of violence may be a major factor in the student’s choice of decreased commitment to the occupation....   [tags: Violence ]
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Solutions to Gang Violence in Society - Gang violence is a major problem in our society today. If nothing is done soon, gang violence could take place in our neighborhoods. MW Klein, a gang researcher, says that gangs are an aggregation of youths who perceive themselves as distinct, and that are viewed as distinct by the community. Klein also states that the gangs call forth a consistently negative image of themselves through their actions (Klein). To those involved in gangs however, gang membership provided a youth means of attempting to consolidate their gender identities (Douglas)....   [tags: Gang Violence Crimes Violent Essays]
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Teen Violence - Eating disorders. Anger problems. Suicide. When hearing these words, many things come to mind, but the most important thing to know about these words is that they are directly related to teen violence. The website “Family First Aid” tells us that teen suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death amongst adolescents in the United States and half of these yearly suicides are due to teen violence. Many people believe that slight cases of teen violence are just part of being a kid, when in fact they can have extremely awful and life changing effects on teenagers....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Affect of the Parents of Kipland Kinkel on his Violence - There are many contributing factors that lead up to the senseless act of violence, which might have been prevented if Kip's parents had recognized how disturbed their son was. Should parents be more involved with their children's everyday lives in order to maintain healthy relationships. The very first time when parents bring home a new born a bonding starts. A child is nurtured and raised with love and praise, but in some cases children do not live up to parents' expectations. This seemed to be the case with Kipland Kinkel, Kip didn't live up the standards his parents had set for him....   [tags: Oregon high school shooting] 454 words
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The Different Effects Violence Community and Within Families has on Children - In this article, researchers explores the different effects violence throughout the community and within families has on children. According to the article children are the most vulnerable to violence whether it is witnessing or experiencing it first hand. Violent actions can disrupt cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional functions. This article tells of the rate at which children are exposed to violence, effects of exposure to violence: both long term and short term, and developmental process....   [tags: violence, children abuse, child behavior] 536 words
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The Columbine Influence: How a School Shooting Affected a Nation - ... School policies In May 2001, The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission was released. On January 28, 2000, the governor of Colorado at the time, Bill Owens, signed an executive order to create the Columbine Review Commission “to conduct an independent review of the tragedy.” With William E. Erickson, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, chairing the commission, volunteer members spent over a year conducting public hearings and looking over documents. Volunteer members of the Commission included a retired chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department, a retired FBI agent, and the District Attorney for Denver County, among others....   [tags: gun control, pop culture, school policies]
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Violent Video Games are a Key Contributor to Teen Violence in America - Violence or aggression refers “to any behaviour that demonstrates a malicious intent to harm one another”. Numerous people are being killed and murdered because of the continuous violence happening all over the world, particularly in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence, in general, is among the leading causes of death, and that each year; over 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives due to it. WHO states that about 8.2% of the world’s population are being murdered because of violence in the United States....   [tags: violence, video games, argumentative, persuasive] 1181 words
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Injuries Caused During Violence is a Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the US - ... Scientific studies were conducted to establish the proper place of the African- American in society. Scientists conducted tests and measurements and concluded that blacks were savages for the following reasons: abnormal length of the arm, the weight of the brain, a short flat snub nose, thick protruding lips, exceedingly thick cranium, and thick epidermis. Besides the fact that scientist concluded that African Americans look like savages, society concluded that they act like one as well. On 1991, In Duval County Jacksonville; Florida Jerome G....   [tags: women, domestic violence, violent crime] 913 words
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Preventing Mass School Shootings - December 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a freshman in West Paducah, Kentucky opened fire on his classmates, killing three and wounding five. One year later, on March 5, 1998, Mitchell Woodward shot and killed five classmates and wounded eleven in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Just one year after that, Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold committed the most heinous act of school violence in United States History in Littleton, Colorado. There, in Columbine High School, Harris and Kleibold killed twelve students, a teacher and later took their own lives....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays] 1722 words
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Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse - “When things were good, they were so good. Like I said, I was always secure with him. He might try to hit me and he might try to kill me, but nobody else was going to do it. Nobody else was going to talk bad to me or hurt me or talk bad about me. That just was not going to happen. I was secure in that sense with him. He was going to protect me from everybody else. Candy twenty-something white woman, North Carolina” (Hattery, 2009). This quote is taken from a woman who was abused by her husband, which is known as intimate partner violence....   [tags: Violence, Spouses] 2080 words
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Negative Effects of Media Violence on Children - Americans have felt a growing uneasiness from the growing problem of youth violence with teens from the ages of twelve to eighteen. It is a controversial subject that is an increasingly rising with families and the in the government. Some people believe that the reason behind this national problem is because families are no longer a united unit and are not home to take responsibility of watching their children. There are others who believe that it is the influence of the media and technology....   [tags: Television Violence 2014]
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Mass School Shootings in America - "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 624 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 675 words
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Video Game Violence: Therapeutic Outlet or Perpetuating Violence? - ... According to the article contained in the Harvard Mental Health Letter, Violent Video Games and Young People, they argue against this notion of therapeutic release. They use sources and research date from both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) when talking about how detrimental video game violence is to children, especially those that start out playing video games like this at a young age. “Both the AAP and AACAP reason that children learn by observing, mimicking, and adopting behaviors—a basic principle of social learning theory” (“Violent Video Games”)....   [tags: a release, sensitization to violence]
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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Satirical Essay: Keep the Good Students in School, and Enslave the Bad Students - Some of the brightest young students at this school are faced with a growing problem. In class there are disruptive and downright rude students who do not contribute to the learning environment. These bad students are a terrible influence to the rest of the school community, those who don’t care about their education are more likely to get involved with violence and gangs. Some of these students are simply “un-teachable” and are a waste of time and space, overcrowding the school and ruining its reputation....   [tags: satire, high school, satirical comedy] 890 words
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms - High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative] 654 words
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Call of Violence - ... He then goes on to include, sarcastically, “Using such a methodology, researchers have found that individuals who play violent video games are more likely to expose others to loud, irritating noises, report feeling more hostile on a questionnaire, give longer prison sentences to hypothetical criminals, and even give hot sauce to people who do not like spicy food. Although these various outcomes are related to unfriendly thoughts and behaviors, it is quite a leap to imply that the desire to expose others to loud noises is similar to the violent events which occurred at Sandy Hook” (Markey 13)....   [tags: video game industry, violence]
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The Effects Television Violence Has on Children - The Effects Television Violence Has on Children Television has both positive and negative effects on children between the ages of two and five. Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children. Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent. The following essay will reflect both sides of this argument. Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....   [tags: Media Violence Violent Television Essays] 778 words
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School Shootings in America - Liza Sencion Two students killed and thirteen others left wounded, six schoolmates shot by fellow classmate, 13 people dead and 23 wounded in a High School, Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 people wounded during a false alarm in school…Those were the headlines of all newspapers at one time or another. High School shootings have been occurring throughout the United States. Why is it that a student would come into their school and open fire....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 2429 words
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School Shootings in America - The school shootings at Westside Middle School were orchestrated by two juveniles. On Monday, March 30, 1998 two boys ambushed students and teachers outside Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden a youth of 11 years and Mitchell Johnson who was 13 years old were responsible for this hideous tragedy. Apparently, Mitchell Johnson hid in the woods while Andrew set off the fire alarm causing the students and teachers to run out of the building. Armed with three stolen rifles and four handguns, the documentary explained that the two youth flushed kids and teachers out of the school by means of a false fire alarm then opened up on them....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1793 words
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School Shootings in America - Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan, and Tennessee are the sites in which some of the most viscous school crimes have occurred. In this day and age it seems as if school isn't a safe haven for America's children anymore. School shootings are on the rise more than ever in today's society with kids as young as 9 years old committing these gruesome crimes against their classmates and instructors. To see this type of action among kids is heartbreaking and sad. People wonder what makes a child want to kill another or how did they get their little hands on such a powerful weapon....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 5719 words
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School Shootings in America - Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a .22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had happened....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 509 words
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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children - Studies indicate that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents. This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers cognitive and emotional development. Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2011) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2011)....   [tags: Impact Domestic Violence Children]
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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children - Traditional research to ascertain the effects of living with domestic violence on children conducted psychological test to measure children’s competency and development. Development psychologists experimented on children in laboratory settings, if the level of competency demonstrated by a child was below average for their age and stage of development, witnessing domestic violence was deemed to be the cause. To know whether a child has been harmed by their experiences we need to how ‘normal’ children function and develop (Archard 197)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Do School Uniforms Influence Student Behavior and Academic Performance? - An examination of education in today’s world reveals many issues under research to determine their effects on school climate. Such issues have come to be known collectively as hot button issues. Hot button issues include religious issues, gender issues, racial issues, school violence, legal issues, and a host of other matters. Included in these is the issue of school dress code. The original research hypothesis concerned the influence of school uniforms on behavior among students in kindergarten through twelfth grade....   [tags: school uniforms, dress codes, public schools]
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Children & Violence in the Media and at Home - Violence is a means of oppressing the weak and robbing them off their will. This could be done verbally or physically, although the former isn’t considered as severe as the latter which has its more hurtful and negative impression. However, when it comes to children being the ones exposed to violence, it becomes an issue of concern. Violence can come in different forms from all parts of the society including the home, and to be precise, a dysfunctional one at that. This is a place where people tend to either forget or overlook when it comes to an issue such as this....   [tags: Children, Violence, media] 1114 words
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The Impact of Gang Violence in Oklahoma - ... A lot of gangs will begin inside a prison and then expanded to the streets. All gangs have different initiations to get into a gang and different initiations to get out of a gang. An initiation is a mark of becoming something new as some cultures believe it is a sign of you being reborn and becoming something new. Most gang initiation involve the gangs member beating you senseless or having you kill someone. There was a case around 15 years ago where two boys that went to Putnam City North High School that had to do an initiation to get into a gang....   [tags: homocides, violence, members] 1329 words
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Epidemic of Violence in the USA - Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]
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Domestic Violence - There is no question that domestic violence directed against women is a serious problem. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop has called it women’s number-one health problem. The statistics reported in the popular press are staggering: Nearly one third of women in hospital emergency departments are there due to domestic violence, three out of four female homicide victims are killed by their husbands or lovers, and 6 million women are victims of abuse by people they know each year (Journal of the American Medical Association June, 1992)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 2643 words
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Television Violence and Its Effects on Young Children - Television Violence and Its Effects on Young Children What has the world come to these days. It often seems like everywhere you look, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. Out of these three, at home is a major source of violence on a daily basis. Many peoples' living rooms there serve as an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violent scenes with sometimes devastating results....   [tags: Cause Effect Tv violence] 1684 words
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No School Uniforms - School Uniforms are in a way very unique and different, but what is really the reason that students should have to wear them. The United States is supposed to be a country of freedom and individuality. Each and every person in the world is different, and by making people dress the same they cannot express themselves fairly the way that they would like to. It is sensible for schools to be able to make dress codes, but telling students they have to all dress the same is absolutely ridiculous. Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms....   [tags: school dress codes] 1041 words
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Domestic Violence: A Family’s Dirty Little Secret - Domestic violence is an ancient problem. The mere mention of it today as an ongoing crisis should make our society embarrassed. Only within the past decade is our society beginning to realize that we have turned a blind eye to domestic violence. All along we’ve been viewing domestic violence as merely a moral and ethical dilemma. We’ve convinced ourselves that it was a private family matter and not a criminal act. We have told ourselves that some women deserve it, or perhaps they provoked it to happen....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Responses to School Shootings: How Teachers, Students, Law Enforcement, and EMS Respond - Preparing and planning only go so far, the response to a school shooting is something most are not prepared to deal with. Teachers, faculty, and students normally do not receive formal training on how to respond to a shooting in their school and are not prepared for the high risk situation. Although there are steps that can be taken in order to lessen the severity of the situation should it occur, many students, teachers, and staff are not fully aware of them and ready to put the actions in place....   [tags: school shooting, rapid deployment, gun control]
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Television Violence and Domestic Violence - Abstract We examined the various forms of television violence and domestic violence in America. We provided statistics showing the amounts of violence facts about adolescent exposure. We compared and contrasted the differing effects of both and implemented a study to analyze the similarities. We observed children and gathered data regarding their response to specific kinds of violence and the psychological effects of each. We expected that the effects of television violence and domestic would be strikingly similar to one another and the results of our study prove the similarities and provoke awareness to the differences....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Discipline Methods for Elementary School Students - Ms. Davis had just finished setting up her classroom for the new school year. This would be her second year teaching at Southern Maryland Elementary School. Last year she had problems getting the children to listen to her and cooperate. The current school disciplinary method was different in each classroom. After a teacher felt that he or she could not handle a student anymore, they would be sent to the principal's office. For serious offenses, the student would be suspended or even expelled. She did not want the same thing to happen this year because she felt that it wasn't helpful....   [tags: early childhood education, primary school] 1245 words
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Children, Media, and Violence - "The evidence is overwhelming. To argue against it, the link between media violence and teen violence is like arguing against gravity," said Jeffrey McIntyre, legislative and federal affairs officer for the American Psychological Association. As children are exposed to acts of violence in the media through television, video games, music, movies, etc. alarming results are occurring. The main negative effect being an increase in aggression among youth who are regularly exposed to the media and an increase in violent patterns as they mature into adulthood....   [tags: Media Violence and Aggression]
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America’s Culture of Violence - Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him. Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught....   [tags: america's culture of violence, decadence]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse - Domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, can occur between two people in an intimate relationship. The abuser is not always the man; it can also be the woman. Domestic abuse can happen between a woman and a man, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. Domestic abuse shows no preference. If one partner feels abusive, it does not matter their sexual orientation, eventually the actions they are feeling will come out towards their partner. Other people often overlook domestic abuse. People generally do not like to get themselves involved in other people’s problems, especially when they believe there might be problems at home....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]
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Political Violence in South Africa - Repression by the South African government during the apartheid era, has hurt the ability for civil society groups to form. Instead of channeling grievances through civil society organizations that act as a “safety valve” for discontent in a more peaceful way, most South Africans who want to get their voices heard end up using violence as a tool in order to bring political gain.1 The use of violence as a component of South Africa's political culture was originated during the 1980s anti-apartheid struggle, where the ANC and other underground anti-apartheid groups would use violent and militaristic actions, language, and ideas to get their voices heard as part of social mobilization....   [tags: south africa, political violence, anc]
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In Favor of School Uniforms - Whether people like it or not, uniforms are here to stay in modern society. They are seen everywhere, from schools to policemen. Uniforms are a requirement for life. In professional work settings and careers they are expected. On this basis, why wouldn't they be used in a school setting. School uniforms prepares children for their futures. Parents and elders are filled with pride when they see the future generations in clothing that highlights their intelligence. Any issues with them, such as expense, expression, and their actual classroom effects, are easily solved....   [tags: School Pride, Student Expression]
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Implementing Uniforms In School is The Right Thing To Do - The argument whether uniforms should be allowed in school has been debated over the last few decades. Implementing a uniform policy within schools would help reduce the rise of violent crimes. In today's high schools, too many innocent youths become fatalities due to gang warfare that has spread into the school system. Many parents feel that if a uniform policy was implemented the spread of gang warfare and the idea children have to have name brand clothing would decrease drastically. However others are worried that this policy would infringe on students First Amendment rights....   [tags: school student uniform policy] 1548 words
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The Identifying Factors in the Development of Aggression and Violence in Youth Today - The Identifying Factors in the Development of Aggression and Violence in Youth Today Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committed in inner cities and outside of school. They most frequently involve an interpersonal dispute and a single victim. On average, six or seven youths are murdered in this country each day. Most of these are inner-city minority youths. Such acts of violence are tragic and contribute to a climate of fear in schools and communities....   [tags: Aggression Violence Crime Teenagers Essays] 3979 words
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The Debate Over Video Game Violence - Approximately 90% of American kids ages 8 to 16 play video games for about 13 hours a week (Harding). There are many different kinds of video games but the particular genre that is becoming more and more popular among kids is violent video games. Games like “Grand Theft Auto”, “Call of Duty”, “Hitman” and “Mortal Kombat”. Each year these games become more realistic and more violent, leading some people to believe that there is actually a link between video game violence and real life violence. For decades research has been done on this topic to see if violence in video games can cause more aggressive behaviors in players, especially younger players....   [tags: Video Game Violence]
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Freak Show at School - That morning when Eliza walked into school she felt strange and she knew that day was going to be different. For the past year and a half that she had been attending Adelphie Academy and not once had she wore flat shoes. The reason being, Céline; the queen bee of school who decided on the first day of term that she was going to be best friends with her. Consequently, that meant that she had to become someone else, someone who was constantly in the limelight. Adelphie Academy was an international prestigious school in Belgium and it was a historian’s heaven....   [tags: school, friendship, freak, group] 880 words
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Gun Violence in America - On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, a 20 year old with asperger’s syndrome, shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut . According to the final report by the states attorney’s office he got in the school at 9:30 AM in the morning and shot the principal and the school’s psychologist that went out to the hallway to check loud bangs they heard. He then moved on to class rooms where innocent children were learning and started shooting and by 9:40 AM, just ten minutes later, he took the lives of twenty six people, including twenty children age twelve and below and six adults, before taking his own life (State Report on Sandy Hook Elementary shooting)....   [tags: Shootings, Sandy Hook, Violence, Gun Rights]
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Argumentative Essay: Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence - Our nation has changed over the years. There is no question about that. The generation that my grandfather grew up in during the 1930’s and 1940’s has often been called “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw). Why is my generation not talked about for our inventions and advances in technology. Maybe that the downfall of our generation has been the media and the influence it has on the public. There is no doubt that the media can spin a story into a shocking and scary account produced solely on the intent to sell....   [tags: Violence, Video Games] 1449 words
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Overview of Different forms of Domestic Violence - Today, the heartbreaking actuality with domestic violence is genuine because we have or had an encounter with these ourselves. We also know someone that has or has come across with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a prototype of sadistic actions exemplified by the intention to acquire or sustain authority and domination over an intimate partner or other family members. There are vigorous actions or risks of dynamic actions with behaviors that terrorize, manipulate, segregate, terrify, coerce, imminent, and point the finger at, indignant, harm, or wound partner and or other family members....   [tags: domestic violence, sexual harassment, abusers]
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Violence in America: The Representation of Violence in the Media - ... Web. 5 May 2014. Crimesider Staff. “Andrew Conley, ‘Dexter’ Admirer, Has Life Sentence for Murder Upheld by Ind. Court.” CBS News. CBS Interactive, 1 Aug. 2012. Web. 5 May 2014. “Crocodile.” Dexter. Dir. Michael Cuesta. Perf. Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and Julie Benz. Showtime Networks, 2006. Netflix. The Dark Knight. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Perf. Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Aaron Eckhart. Warner Bros, 2008. DVD. “Dexter.” Dexter. Dir. Michael Cuesta. Perf....   [tags: crime, bloodshed, culture]
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The Effects of Violence in Schools - I chose school violence because I know many people who have been affected by it, and the topic is something of interest to me. Almost every school will claim that it is a school that will provide a safe environment for all children, but there are stories almost every day where a student commits suicide or another student just “lost it.” He opens fire in a school building at anyone in his path. Most of these students have been a victim of violence in schools in some way or another. Schools should be a place where students (and teachers) feel safe....   [tags: bullying, extracuricular, self-esteem] 1111 words
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Gang Violence - Gang violence is a growing problem in this world. No parent would like to imagine their kids dealing with weapons or being threatened by them. These violence’s affects each child individually and their families as well. These gangs recruit multiple different individuals for many reasons such as bribery, family traditions, or even threatening. Although, many kids feel like they have to be a part of it but there are many resources out in this world to prevent them from believing so....   [tags: Gang Violence Essays]
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Violence on Media - With every passing day people await the next big box office hit, the next episode of their favorite sitcom, or the latest news, but do they realize how what they are viewing could be effecting them. With violence growing in our media and entertainment could it be effecting the way people behave toward each other. Could there be more to the blood on the screen or the shove witnessed by the television viewer ?When the evidence says that it does why are there so few people doing something about it....   [tags: Televised Violence] 384 words
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Violent Video Games Do NOT Contribute to Youth Violence - Although violent video games are thought to encourage real world violence, they actually help to prevent it. I am focusing on violent video games and how they affect juveniles because I feel that this issue needs to be looked at in the criminal justice community. It is an unnecessary distraction to blame the actions of a disturbed youth on a form of entertainment that has been used by millions of people without incident. A review article published in The Psychiatric Quarterly found that many studies which claim to indicate an increase in aggression due to video games are, in fact, biased....   [tags: Video Games Violence]
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The Influence of Domestic Violence Among Latino Couples - The Influence of Domestic Violence Introduction Domestic violence is a problem which affects women of all ages, and there is a high prevalence of young adult college women who are experiencing Intimate Partner Violence. Many of the domestic violence cases are reported, but many incidents are not known to anyone but the victim. It is a silent problem, but there are many women who seek help to overcome the indignities of being abused. Domestic violence can be examined on different levels of the Ecological Model (Bronfenbrenner 1979)....   [tags: partner violence, patriarch culture]
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence - “YOU SUCK!” “I killed him!” “Head shot!” These are just a few examples of dialogue spoken by children while they are playing violent video games. These video games might seem like harmless fun, but what if the violence in these games is affecting the behavior of young players interacting with others. In a society driven by technology, video games are becoming more popular each and everyday. People of all ages enjoy video games in their free time; these games allow the player to become an athlete, a soldier, or a professional fighter at the tip of their fingers....   [tags: Video Game Violence]
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Video Games Do Not Contribute to Youth Violence - Video games are not the cause of youth violence. There are many factors that have to be lined up to cause a child to be violent. For instance Many kids that become violent have had a rough life. They may have been poor, bullied, have alcoholic parents, neglected, or don't have parents at all (kids health). Over the years games have helped kids adapt to things in the world to better help their futures (washington post). Studies prove that video games can help children learn new mechanics (washington post)....   [tags: Video Game Industry, Violence]
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The Effect of Media and Video Game Violence on Society Today - Video games have become a part of our culture in America as well as around the world. There are a large variety of video games to be played such as sports, non-violent, and violent games. The most dominant genre of video games that out-sells all others is the violent video game. It is hard to explain why they outsell all the other genres, but one reason may be because they allow users to turn their aggression into something simple which may result in less anger for that person. Video games have more recently started to be used as recruitment tools for branches of the United States Military with games such as “America’s Army.” One of the most popular video games of all time was Call of Duty...   [tags: media and violence, agressive behavior] 1456 words
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Should They Stay or Should They Go?: A Look at Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools - Who hasn’t heard of the Columbine shooting, where in the spring of 1999 in Littleton, Colorado over a dozen people where killed and many others were wounded at the hands of two students. Or even more recently, who does not know about the Virginia Tech massacre where a single student killed thirty-two people and wounded over twenty more. University of Texas, California State University, San Diego State University, the list of school violence is long and heart-breaking. Students and teachers have lost their lives by the dozens to gunmen that carried a grudge for some reason or another....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence, Aggression, Addiction Equals Violent Video Games - “Stop it!” a mom screamed at her 13 years old son who is misbehaving with her in public. They are in a game shop trying to buy a game that her son wants as a reward for his academic achievements at school. But then why does not Mom wants to buy it. “Son, this is not for you. This game is for people who are over eighteen,” Mom explained. “But Mom, my friends always play them. When I went to Tommy’s house last weekend, I played it also. And it was fun!” Son declared. This is a typical argument I have heard between parents and their children as I used work in a game store before....   [tags: Video Game Industry, Violence]
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How to Handle Violence in Youth Sports - Everyone agrees that parent involvement is a good thing. But when the parent behaves inappropriately, it creates a poor environment for the children to learn and enjoy themselves. "Sideline rage" with parents behaving badly at youth sports events is such an epidemic, that 76% of respondents from 60 high school athletic associations said increased spectator interference is causing many officials to quit (Associated Press, 6/3/01). Parents are supposed to be role models, and the lessons they teach will determine their values and actions in the future....   [tags: sports rage, youth sports, sports violence]
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Video Games Do Not Promote Violence Today - ... In Grand Theft Auto, you can commit many unrealistic things and out of control felonies on that game and not get jailed contrast to real life. As the quote said, the individual clearly knew the border between what you can do in video games than in real life. We do not have the capabilities and freedom to just do whatever we want in our city or state in USA. In today’s environment, kids are smart enough to know that just killing someone and hiding for two seconds will not let them walk this Earth free for long....   [tags: entertaintment, raising a child, violence] 932 words
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Mandate of School Uniforms in Order to Reduce Student Truancy. - Introduction According to one Caribbean historian, Carl Campbell (1992), schools reflect the societies that create them. The 21st century has presented many challenges. While on the one hand we are faced with rapidly improving technology, we are also faced with global environmental, health and economic crises such as we have never experienced before. We are also witnessing the widespread collapse of societal institutions like the family, judiciary and even the religious systems. Our societies seem to be breeding a new level of violence and chaos....   [tags: education, school uniforms]
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Video Game Violence - Video game violence has no effect on teenagers becoming violent in the real world, although the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has raised lots of controversy because of the rating of recent games. The difficulty of games has more of an effect on teen’s aggression than the games’ violence itself. These days there have been many games that have caused many heads to turn due to the violent contents. But in some cases video games teach children things and raise hand eye coordination. In some cases playing violent video games help children develop problem-solving skills....   [tags: Gaming Industry, Teens, Violence, Video Games]
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Do School Uniforms Really Serve a Purpose? - In the past school uniforms have been a requirement for private schools only, however; the number of public schools requiring uniforms is growing rapidly (Brunsma). Every parent wants their child to feel safe while they are at school. This is just one of the many things that implementing school uniforms into public schools will do for students (Maxwell). School uniforms have also been proven to be a key asset in keeping gang colors and symbols out of schools (Maxwell). The requirement of uniforms has also led to a decrease in violence and theft due to expensive clothing and shoes, helped to instill a sense of discipline in students, a reduction in the number of distractions for students, and...   [tags: Education School Uniforms]
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High School Football - On a typical Friday night in any town across the country you can hear the band playing the school fight song, cheerleaders cheering at the top of their lungs, parents proudly hoisting homemade posters in support of the team, and the student body feverishly rooting for their friends. Is there anything that can bring a community closer than a Friday night high school football game. As the team comes sprinting onto the field one has to wonder has anyone considered the fact that head injuries, specifically concussions, have become such a danger in this game that is loved so much across America....   [tags: Student Athletes, Injuries, High School]
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