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Does Islam Cause Violence in the Middle East? - Since the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, a large focus of the Western Powers, like the United States, has been on the Middle East. Out of this has come a conclusion that this area of the world is prone to be more violent than other parts and this is largely to due to the Islamic religion. This the West has concluded in large part through observation coupled with some qualitative data. However, is this an adequate assertion of the area, and of the religion of Islam. To begin various types of violence will be explored quantitatively and qualitatively to see if there is a difference in the level of violence seen in the Middle East as compared to Western States....   [tags: Islam, religion, violence, jihad]
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The Criminalization of Sex Work as Structural Violence by Audrey Renson and Grace Sembajwe - ... We also point out that oftentimes, a negative stigma usually makes matters worse because of the imprint that it leaves on the minds of most people. In order to make this observation, one must follow the proper research method; for Sociology, this means first selecting a topic, reviewing literature, formulating a hypothesis, choosing a research design, collecting data, and lastly analyzing the data. This poster session portrays how the criminalization of sex work actually makes the circumstances worse....   [tags: prostitution, violence] 555 words
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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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Domestic Violence Against Women: A Global Epidemic - ... Wife beating is the most widespread form of domestic violence. Psychological and emotional abuse involve men using repeated verbal abuse, harassment, humiliation in private or public, making threats, deprivation of the victim’s physical, financial, and personal resources, in order to damage the sense of self-esteem, security, and confidence of the woman. Violence against has long been widely accepted as normal behavior, something that people are so used to happening that it has become nothing to be alarmed by and often goes unrecognized and unreported....   [tags: power, violence, physical, mental] 1025 words
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Risk Factors Affecting Hispanic Domestic Violence - Conclusion According to the World Health Organization (2002), traditional customs must be dealt with compassion and deferential way in all deterrence efforts. There are many factors which contribute to intimate partner violence. All of the risk factors include machismo, masculinities socioeconomic status, acculturation, pregnancy, and alcohol consumption and abuse has been correlated with intimate partner violence. The extent to which they affect domestic violence is not really known, and no one can point to one single reason....   [tags: multiple masculinities, violence, machismo]
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Video Game Competition and Violence influence on Aggressive Behavior - Based on previous research about the effect of video games in aggression, Paul Adachi and Teena Willoughby conducted a research to determine if it was the competitiveness or violence of video games that could cause an aggressive response on university students. According to Adachi & Willoughby, much of the previous research on the topic had failed in leveling external variables such as competitiveness, difficulty and pace of action, and that those variable could have easily affected the results....   [tags: university students, agression, violence]
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Changing Images of Violence in Rap Music Lyrics: 1979-1997 - (a) Read the article, The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music. What is the premise of the article. What are the main findings in the article. How does rap music affect attitudes toward domestic violence. The premise of the article, “Changing images of violence in rap music lyrics: 1979-1997” is that from 1979-1997, there was a drastic increase in the level of violence in rap music that is being viewed in a more progressively positive light. As a result, social conditions must change in order to reduce youth violence....   [tags: domestic violence, social conditions]
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Should We Be Funding Domestic Violence Shelters? - Should we be funding Domestic Violence shelters. Domestic violence is a problem in our country with nearly 1 million women experiencing at least one incident of domestic abuse each year, (2009/10 British Crime Survey). Social-program funding is being scrutinized in the current economic climate with doubts as to whether American tax dollars should be used to help victims of domestic violence. Cutting funds for government programs that assist victims of domestic violence is not an option for many reasons....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Use of CBT to Treat Victims of Domestic Violence - Women will continue to suffer from domestic violence unless there is some sort of intervention to help them. When dealing with this population, it is essential to create a safe environment where the woman can talk freely about the abuse without any retaliation from the abuser. When someone comes into a therapeutic session, everyone deserves to be treated with respect and care. This in turn will create a sense of hope that a different type of life can be possible. Also, knowing that there is a support system can help the woman begin the process of change....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children? - According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, refers to any abuse that takes place among people living in the same household (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online). Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to, spousal abuse and child abuse. Fighting, name-calling, destruction of property, harassment, sexual abuse, the misuse of power and exercise of control (intimidation) over the other person’s finances or actions are all classified as domestic violence....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Violence in Professional Wrestling Causes Violent Behavior in Fans - The popularity of professional wrestling programs has sky rocketed since the early nineties, and with it so has the popularity of the regular weekly programs that depict it. This is good for business of course, more viewers means more money. But with the rise in popularity of these programs there has also been a rise in violence and incidents that are related to these programs as well. The die-hard fans of professional wrestling will argue that there is no real danger in performing the acts they see in the show, or that there is no way that these shows could cause violence in viewers because it is clearly fake....   [tags: Professional Wrestling Violence]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - It has been calculated that American kids see about 200,000 acts of violence and 25,000 murders on television by the time they reach age eighteen." (Schleifer 18) Arrests of people under the age of eighteen for violent crimes rose forty-seven percent from 1988 to 1992. (Miller 174) The American Medical Association conducted a study that found a direct relationship between viewing and homicide. (Miller 176) Does this kind of overexposure to violence have a significant effect on children and teenagers....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1110 words
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Media Violence is One of Many Factors that Negatively Affect Societal Behavior - In “Whodunit – The Media?” by Maggie Cutler, the issue of media violence possibly being linked to vehement social actions is presented. The idea is discussed and portrayed in a harsh tone, but basically ends on the note that the answer is still a simple ‘maybe’. The concept of media violence having some sort of association with civil behaviors is not too farfetched, but how can one simply pin the blame on the media. Family, self-discipline, exposure, and general interaction with others clearly have a stake in this as well....   [tags: media violence] 732 words
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Violent Video Games Do NOT Cause Violence - People have always been looking for a reason why horrible things happen. The media is quick to blame video games as the target and cause of many shootings that have occurred, ever since Columbine and Quake. People have been blaming video games for violence for years now, ever since violent video games have been made. News reports blame video games more and more for each shooting, telling the public how this person played video games for x amount of hours a day, and that video games caused him or her to shoot people, and how video games encourage and reward violence....   [tags: video games, violence]
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An Anti-Violence Action Project: The Rape by Lara Mathis - ... The act of rape is all about male domination and privilege. It is about men keeping their powerful roles in society and having control. There are social standards for men that deny them showing their emotions and instead encourages men to prove that they are strong through aggression. Because of this aggression, power, and emotionlessness there are high rates of male violence. Men have to fulfill their societal roles, and rape in our society is unfortunately seen as an option for men to enforce their power over women (O’Toole, 2007)....   [tags: women's rights, sexual violence] 2672 words
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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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Government Regulation of Video Game Violence is Unconstitutional and Unnecessary. - “Breaking news tonight at 11, three students dead, several wounded after manic depressed teen lashes out with a handgun…” Americans serve witness in recent decades to this scary yet familiar occurrence. The cause of this familiar scene is minors suffering from social disorders and aggression. The major focus of blame is the entertainment industry including television, movies, books, and recently video games. The state of California decided to address the concern of video game violence by passing a law banning minors from purchasing games that are considered “violent”....   [tags: Video Game Violence]
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Gender-based Violence (GBV) Data Collection - Violence against women, particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence, is both a public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights. The issue of gender-based violence (GBV) has increasingly become an agenda item addressed by nations across the world. International organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations (UN) and humanitarian aid/relief agencies like the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and PLAN International have been collectively working to provide services to victims, advocating for increased gender equality and reducing rates of violence against women, etc....   [tags: Violence Against Women]
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An Analysis of the Interactive Violence of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - For the last sixty years, the Palestinians and Israelis have been involved in a nearly non-stop game of tag, except this form of tag involves suicide bombers, Qassam rockets, hell fire missiles and tanks. This paper will examine how public opinion has affected the intricacies of this game of tag and attempt to prove that no matter who leads the Israeli government, the response to Palestinian aggression has always been violence in one degree or another. There are only two major Israeli political parties that have ever been able to garner enough votes in the Knesset to either have enough to have a super majority or to be the main player in a coalition....   [tags: Middle East Violence] 2471 words
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children - Acts of minors killing minors across our nation is sadly becoming trendy and familiar. School shootings are tragic and yet that is all that is said about them. It seems as though words of action to stop such tragedies are just that. Educated experts study reasons why such crimes take place, but the findings are rarely put into action. The violence and content that the media of the United States displays to children causes hidden irreversible damage that most deny. What it would take to minimize the spread of school shootings is simple and the results would surprise American society....   [tags: Television Violence ]
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The Negative Impact of Video Game Violence on Children - There has been a lot of factors linked to child aggression. One of biggest factors is children playing violent video games. Although video games are commonly used by children there can be negative effects when introduced to violent video games. Recent studies have shown a correlation between violent video games and the behavior of young children. Violent video games influence children's behavior because their attitudes become more aggressive, the availability of violent games has become very easy for children , and with the help of technology the graphics of the video games make the game look identical to real life....   [tags: video games, media violence] 734 words
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Stanley Kowalski’s Violence in A Streetcar Named Desire - ... McGlinn’s observation regarding Blanche as “sexually immature and inadequate because of which she avoids adult sexual relationships but actively seeks affairs with adolescents” (McGlinn 517). Blanche somehow finds a way to ignore Stanley’s constant intrusions of her sanity when she meets Mitch, a gentlemen who treats her with respect. Stanley crushes her dreams of marrying Mitch when he tells him about Blanche's past and the truth to all her lies. Once Mitch believes this he fails to show up to her birthday party and then arrives drunk later to tell her that he wants “what I’ve been missing all summer” (Williams 120) which is implied as a sexual attack on her....   [tags: domestic violence, torture] 2008 words
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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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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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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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Violence in the Media - Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media. The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children....   [tags: TV Violence Music Movies Television] 1921 words
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Domestic Violence - Domestic violence After high school, many parents are excited to send their children to college. They send them to schools like Hampton, Harvard, and Yale to get the best college education possible. A loving father knows that his little girl is growing up and going to find love soon. But what he doesn’t expect is that his beautiful precious daughter might be the next victim of domestic violence. Reports of domestic violence have flourished on the college campuses of this country. Nearly one-third of college students report being physically assaulted by a partner they’ve dated in the previous 12 months....   [tags: Intimate Partner Violence, Health, Victims]
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Analysis of Hermann Haring´s Religion: A Source of Violence - ... Islam is the belief of devoting oneself to the Will of God. Islam is concerned with the active shaping of a just world (95). Historically it was once a crime to commit heresy against the common belief of the community. Individuals who opposed the official policy (or religion) were tortured and condemned to death. Häring argues that historical experience shows that increasing social influence lead to increasing violence (83). Different forms of heresy were practiced, but lead to torture or banishment of ones society....   [tags: violence, religion, peace, conflict, factors]
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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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The Negative Results of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence - The phrase “domestic violence” typically refers to violence between adult intimate partners. It has been estimated that every year there are about 3.3 to 10 million children exposed to domestic violence in the confines of their own home (Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa et al. 2009). According to research conducted by John W. Fantuzzo and Wanda K. Mohr(1999): “[e]xposure to domestic violence can include watching or hearing the violent events, direct involvement (for example, trying to intervene or calling the police), or experiencing the aftermath (for example, seeing bruises or observing maternal depression)” (Fantuzzo & Mohr, 22)....   [tags: Social Issues, Exposure to Domestic Violence] 844 words
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Confronting Violence by Takyiwaa Manuh and Adolf Awuku Bekoe - ... It also mentions violence that women go through in the global south. Such violence, consent of an intimate partner and family members that inflicts defilement to the gender; female gender mutilation, sexual harassment, rape, and women being stopped from reaching their full potential. With this being said, a lot of gender based violence has been global attention after the women’s movement and feminist organizations have brought awareness of such issues. Nevertheless let not forget this is only half the battle, one of the many reasons why women have not brought perpetrator to justice, is because of the high cost....   [tags: women faced with gender based violence] 526 words
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Dating Violence - IntroductionIn recent history, dating violence has become a paramount issue in American society. With the rates of domestic violence on the rise, much research has been conducted that provides evidence that violence during dating relationships in the teen years is a strong contributing factor to later domestic violence. Current research is revealing that a far larger percentage of teens are suffering from some amount of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in their dating relationships. Studies have shown that both those who engage in the violent behaviors, as well as those who are the victims of these acts are more likely to be involved in violent relationships in the future....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Domestic Violence] 1479 words
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Violence in Schools - As teachers, parents, and students prepare and begin this new school year, hopefully fears of school violence such as the bullying, slapping, punching, weapon use, and rape will not be their major concern. To top it all, what is School Violence. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, School Violence is a subset of students or teachers violence, physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing, the act or an instance of violent action or behavior at school, abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent, vehemence of feeling or expression....   [tags: Education School Teen Violence]
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Violent Video games cause violence? I Think Not. - Violence is everywhere, in magazines in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are said to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a current generation games console and video games have become a fantastic source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: Video Games, Violence, Media Source]
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The Games Media Violence Plays with Your Brain - “Am I concerned about guys who play video games 10 hours a day. Yes, but I’m equally concerned about anyone who spends 10 hours a day doing one thing” (Wood, n.d.). Since 1950, scientists have been doing studies and research about the effects of violence in media. They didn’t start focusing on video game violence until the late 1980s(Carey,2013). This brings up the question that many people are asking in today’s culture. Is the growth of violence in video games going to have an affect on the younger generations....   [tags: Effects of Violence, Media, Gaming Industry]
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Violence in Video Games - Violence in the media is a very complex subject; extracting what actually causes aggression and what is just arbitrary circumstance can be a very sticky process. For instance, as a recreational player of video games, I play what might be considered violent games (mostly an online "shoot 'em up" game called Counter-Strike) in the eyes of someone who perceives what I am doing as "killing" or as violent, but there in lies the problem: I make no association with the death, killing or violence. Yes, I realize that on the screen there are guns and that to someone unfamiliar with the game it might look like mindless killing, but for me, it is truly just a challenge, a very engrossing and difficult...   [tags: Media Violence] 1195 words
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Violence in Schools - Violence and crime in our schools are problems, that many of our schools are facing today. Across the United States, violence in schools continues to grow. According to federal activities addressing violence in Schools, "There are more possibilities of violent acts and crimes taking place in public schools, than in private schools." Crime and violence in our school can disrup the learning process and have a negative effect on students, the school staff and the community as a whole. School violence and crime are problems that comes from homes, media, neighborhoods, and even from some roles models.Crime in schools and colleges is therefore one of the most troublesome social problems in our...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1652 words
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Interpersonal Violence - Throughout a life course, many individuals endure some kind of violence or commit certain acts of violence. Reports such as the Bureau of Justice Statistics, articles, and books have been created in order to show people the different forms of violence that are visible on a daily basis. Through these readings people are able to understand the nature of interpersonal violence including domestic, intimate, assault, robbery, murder, and sexual assault. This paper will show the characteristics of male/female offenders and victims, stranger violence and child abuse....   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence, Legal Issues] 1964 words
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Definition of Violence - Definition of Violence The inevitable verbal attacks the animal rights movement encounters includes the label "violent," and labels do matter because they may also give instructions. If for example, John Doe, on trial for murder is labeled guilty, his tag could lead to the end of John Doe. The 'violence' label flung at the animal rights movement may be, ironically, the unfortunate result of well meaning, but imprudent error on behalf of animals. Such errors have included, a bomb threat, arson, threats to the families of exploiters, and the alleged cutting of brake lines, a tactic with lethal implications....   [tags: Definitions Violent Violence Essays] 786 words
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Violence in Schools - In The National Center for Education Statistics’ Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2000 T.R. Canady (2001) “indicates that 12-18 year olds were the victims of 2.7 MILLION school crimes in 1998, including 252,700 non-fatal serious violent crimes.” Even after Columbine, the highly publicized school shooting, violence in schools is still going strong with in a place where the last thing on the kids’ minds should be. They, the adults,” have tried to resolve these problems by using force and fear to control these kids....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 904 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Thesis Statement: Unsupervised children who watch violence on television exhibit violence in their everyday lives and develop into aggressive adults. “Research shows that television violence increases levels of aggression, fear, and desensitization among some who consume it” (Hamilton). This quotation by James Hamilton briefly summarizes the potentially negative effects of television on young minds. A child’s favorite television show can keep a child occupied while the mother prepares dinner or makes a quick trip to the store....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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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 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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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - How does domestic violence between parents and parental figures affect the children who witness it. This is a question often asked by Sociologists and Psychologists alike. There have been studies that prove that children who witness domestic inter-parental violence experience mental health problems, issues with gender roles, substance abuse, the committing of crimes and suicide/suicide attempts later in their lives. This paper will explore all five of these 'effects' of domestic violence on children and show that there is evidence of a clear relationship in which increasing parental violence is associated with increasing outcome risks (Fergusson & Horwood, 1998, p.8)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse in Australia - Domestic violence is a significant social issue that has a major impact upon the health of women in society. Discuss this statement and identify the factors that may contribute to domestic violence. Domestic violence is known by many names including spouse abuse, domestic abuse, domestic assault, battering, partner abuse, marital strife, marital dispute, wife beating, marital discord, woman abuse, dysfunctional relationship, intimate fighting, male beating and so on. McCue (1995) maintains that it is commonly accepted by legal professionals as "the emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated against a person by that person's spouse, former spouse, partner, former pa...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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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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Problems and Solutions to Violence in Schools - Violence is a very important issue that is coming to the front in today's school systems. School violence is a `complex social policy problem' and is considered very complicated and hard to define. My paper is on school violence and the methods in which the government and schools can provide support and/or programs to help stem the recent rash of incidents. These steps include: use of `less violent' materials, peer mediation interventions, police presence and action, individualizing of the troublemaker(s), safety measures [in schools, and at home], and raising deviancy awareness....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1240 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Shortly after a Boston television station showed a movie depicting teenagers dousing a derelict with gasoline and setting him afire, six youths attacked a woman and set her on fire in an identical manner. Several months later, NBC televised Born Innocent, a made-for-television- movie, which showed the sexual violation of a young girl with a broom handle. Three days after this program aired, a group of girls committed a similar attack on another 9-year-old girl (“Wild” A20). These are just a couple of shocking examples out of many illustrating how televised violence can spark violent behavior....   [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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Issue Relating to Violence Abuse Against Women and Children within Family - ... Also, we cannot ignore the negative consequences in post violence stage. Wide varieties of evidence have proven that domestic violence would cause both mental and physical damages on victims. The most extreme case would be murdering. WHO reported that 38% of murdering of women is conducted by intimate partners. Other than the case above, other significant damages would be disability, functional disorder, delusional disorder, despondent, etc. The general feelings of victims would be fear, depression, avoidance, suspicious, and the duration of those emotions would depend on the degree or means of the violence conduction, the victim’s education background, their social status and numbers of...   [tags: domestic violence, health] 909 words
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It is Time to Eliminate School Violence - It is Time to Eliminate School Violence The mix has become appallingly predictable: volcanic anger, no one to turn to, and readily available firearms. Result: dead and wounded students, teachers, and faculty at schools in all parts of our nation. Violence in our schools, whether it involves threats, fistfights, knives, or firearms, is unnecessary and intolerable. Children deserve a safe setting to learn in. Teachers and staff deserve a safe place to work in. Communities deserve safe schools that educate kids and help keep neighborhoods safer....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 803 words
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Violence in Christianity - Violence in Christianity Violence, it has been a main tool in the Christian arsenal since the middle ages. From the Crusades to the Inquisitions of Spain, violence is ever prevalent. Even in this day and age, intolerance and violence continue to be preached. But is this violence an instrument of God or man. Is violence an inherent part of this religion. Some would say that it is indeed built in to the very fabric of its being. The Old Testament is full of the smiting of infidels and those who defy God....   [tags: Violence Christianity Religion War Essays]
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The Domestic Violence Crisis in America - Domestic violence tears thousands of familys apart every year. Today there are about 3-4 times as many offenses as there was 75 years ago. You may not think there are as many cases of domestic violence. Domestic violence isn’t always a husband or boy friend beating their kid or girlfriend/wife. There are several different types of domestic violence, a man beating a women, a man beating his child, a woman beating her significant other, a woman beating her child, or a child abusing his/her parents verbally or physically....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1122 words
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What is the Effect of Horizontal Violence on the Burn Out Rate of Registered Nurses? - What is the Effect of Horizontal Violence on The Burn Out Rate of Registered Nurses. B. L. Russell Shenandoah University N306 Dr. Pamela Webber October 2, 2013 Mailbox # 260 What is the Effect of Horizontal Violence on the Burn Out Rate of Registered Nurses. Research shows horizontal violence to be prevalent in the field of registered nursing. Although a comprehensive quantity of incidences within the profession is undetermined, the literature is in agreement such phenomenon exists and the effects of which require further scholarly observation and evaluation....   [tags: nursing, nonphysical violence, healthcare]
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The Positive Effects of Media Violence - A school shooting has just taken place. As I write this, the newscaster wonders if there is any connection between this and other school shootings, whether through method or motive. There will likely be a discussion on one of the myriad talk shows later, the ubiquitous scrolling headline at the bottom reading something along the lines of “Shooters Played Violent Video Games” or “Teen Killers Watched Action Movies.” And why not. Violence in the media has received an ample amount of attention in the past few years....   [tags: Media Violence, 2014]
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Solutions to the Problem of Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is skyrocketing in our society. In the U.S., as many as 1.5 million women and 850,000 men were physically assaulted by their intimate partner last year, and numerous children abused by their parents. These sad criminal acts will continue to grow in our society, unless our community takes action to stop these crimes.            First of all the most important tool we have available against this type of crime are the authorities, which include the police department, hospital, and social workers....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 815 words
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Putting an End to School Violence - On April 20, 1999, students arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They had no idea that 12 students and 1 teacher wouldn’t be leaving by the end of the day. What could ever drive two high school students to the point where the only answer was death and suicide. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took the only answer to their graves. And it gets worse. Since Columbine, Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan and Tennessee have had violence plaguing there schools with children as young as 9 years old committing the acts....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 913 words
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The Music Industry and Teen Violence - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence] 486 words
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The Economics of Domestic Violence - Economic distress does not directly cause domestic violence but there is no question that economic hardships along with other outside factors cause abuse in the home. The vital key to ensure the freedom from domestic violence is economic self-reliance. While most American¡¦s would view domestic violence as a psychological and family issue, domestic violence affects not only the psyche of the victim it also perpetuates the poverty of women. The welfare reform act of 1996 increased research on violence against women who are on public assistance and who live within the poverty level....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment - Domestic Violence has been an integrated part of many family units throughout history. Until the mid 1980’s, domestic violence was thought to be the families problem, a dirty little secret that needed to be dealt with inside the family circle. This mind set changed when a notable study was done in the Minneapolis Minnesota area in the 1980’s. This study not only impacted the actual area it was conducted in, but the way domestic violence offenders were dealt with by police officers across the country....   [tags: Domestic Violence Policing Methods] 1086 words
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Theoretical Underpinnings of Domestic Violence - In class as well as in the Levin and Weinberg readings we have covered seven theoretical perspectives on social problems. The first perspective that we covered is Social Pathology. With this perspective the individual is viewed as someone who cannot stop the domestic violence and continues these actions time and time again. Societies attitude towards these wrongdoers is that they pose a threat to society and we are fearful to these individuals. The solution to domestic violence under this philosophy is for the individual to be put in jail and removed form society so that they can be given some kind of moral education....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 404 words
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Juvenile Violence in Public Schools - The starting point of violence takes place in communities and at home--not at school. Youth take what they hear and see at home and in their communities to school. The environment in some communities and households are positive and the presences of protective factors outweigh the high risk factors. However, there are communities and households where there is a lack of informal social control and high risk factors exist more than protective factors--, which affect youth in a negative manner. A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1354 words
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Gender Bias and Domestic Violence - Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. There has always seemed to be one set of standards that apply to men, and another set of standards that apply to women. This is evident in the home, workplace, and all throughout society. I would like to briefly discuss some of the differences that we learn about our gender, which will enable us to better understand men, women, and domestic violence in society today. Once we understand causation, we can then begin to understand effects and prevention....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1188 words
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Professional Athletes and Domestic Violence - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his daughter, before killing himself. Professional athletes are arrested for domestic violence every week. But violence agains women is not anythng new. Many years ago, during the Vietnam war, more women were dying from domestic violence than the total number of men killed in Vietnam.   Women have been woman beaten and threatened for many centuries and surprisingly it has nothing to do with love or jealousy. It's all about power and control, and who has it, and who doesn't....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - Domestic violence and sexual assault are two difficult things to define. I define domestic violence as any unwanted physical contact from a significant other. Significant other being boyfriend, girlfriend, sexual partner, or spouse. I define sexual assault as any unwanted sexual contact. This could be rape or it could be an uninvited touch. The article “Domestic Violence: What’s Love Got to do With It?” is a personal account of one incident of domestic violence that changed the author’s life. She won’t even give her full name because of her fear....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 524 words
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Robert Atkins: How Childhood Personalities Affect Violence in The Early Years - Robert Atkins conducted this research and intended to determine how childhood personalities effect violence in the early years (Atkins, 2007). In this study, the violent behavior was actions that required immediate medical attention (Atkins, 2007). This violence goes well beyond the normal playground physical disagreements (Atkins, 2007). However, not all adolescents who exhibit violent behavior at one time in their life, will continue to do so at an older age (Atkins, 2007). If personalities of young children do, in fact, effect aggressive behavior, then it is vital to understand how it is related (Atkins, 2007)....   [tags: survey, interpersonal violence]
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Domestic Violence and Patriarchal Societies - For centuries, the issue of spousal or partner abuse has been concealed from the culture at large, and this general lack of knowledge lead to the formation of myths and untruths, which still permeate our society today. Most of us still hold on to the old notions about domestic violence. Now we wonder who are the victims and who are the perpetrators. Socialization and enculturation play significant roles, but patriarchy societies aim is to control women. This is not random violence. Women are targets because of their sex, and the risk factor is being female....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Theme of Violence in Cage Bird, Giving Blood, Sand Creek, and An Episode of War - ... This quote reflects Angelou’s situation of being “caged” in her situation and demonstrates how the violence of racism and negative thinking of oneself results in self destruction and how people who discriminate against Angelou have self gain because they feed off of the negative reactions of Angelou. The free bird in the poem represents Angelou’s potential as well as hopes and dreams for the future. Next, in Giving Blood, by Sherman Alexie, the protagonist is in need of money for a cab fare goes to a blood donation bank....   [tags: victim, enemy, gain, violence] 688 words
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Domestic Violence Facts and Myths - In this paper I will be telling you many different forms of domestic violence. I will include the physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, spiritual abuse, economic abuse, social abuse, and emotional abuse. I will also describe the "cycle of violence", teen dating violence, and why women stay with an abusive partner. Physical abuse takes many forms including hitting, punching, pulling hair, slapping, grabbing, biting, kicking, breaking bones, bruising, burning, twisting arms, throwing victims against walls and furniture, throwing objects and using weapons....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1256 words
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Domestic Violence in Rural Areas - Domestic violence is a serious criminal, familial, and societal problem. Statistics indicate that many women fall victim to domestic violence however it is impossible to quantify the actual pain and degradation they face. Fear and terror are equally impossible to quantify as women and family anticipate their next assault. Domestic violence touches all walks of life therefore the use of gender specific language should not be construed to mean that domestic violence is only perpetrated on women or in heterosexual relationships....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 2218 words
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Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence - Domestic violence describes a situation where one person in a relationship is using violence to control and dominate another person. Domestic violence victims and their batterers cut across all socioeconomic, demographic, and professional lines. It is an epidemic that is emphasized particularly with the female gender. While physical assault is often times the most common form of abuse, it is important to acknowledge that other forms of abuse are just as detrimental. Often times, fear and isolation are particularly powerful in preventing women from leaving a violent relationship....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 901 words
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The Problem Of Domestic Violence - A problem has become known and to many, they feel that it's about time that the general public has taken notice. This problem has been a taboo for centuries and in the mid nineties it has chosen to let itself be known, the problem that I am talking about is domestic violence, it has ruined families, and demoralized the victims for years and now because of the "trial of the century" we finally are allowed to discuss it in detail, without fear of reprisal, now we get to familiarize ourselves with it and eventually after we get to know all about it we can, through treatment, get rid of it....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1919 words
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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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Violence in the School Systems - Violence within this country has been an ongoing problem throughout history. Due to all the media coverage of more recent violent events in school history, such as Columbine, it is of popular belief that violence in school systems is the worst it has ever been. There are many questions about what type of violence occurs most often, what gender and what ethnicity violence is most affecting in schools. Violence can be defined by any deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which causes injury or which could reasonably be expected to cause injury to another person....   [tags: Violence Education Crime Essays]
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Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships - This paper is an attempt to examine domestic violence in lesbian relationships, and the modern response to it, in a social and historical context. I chose to examine domestic violence within lesbian relationships in an attempt to look at violence in relationships outside the context of male and female. I did this because the popular beliefs that men are abusers and women are abused made it difficult to discuss or consider what was actually occurring in these troubled relationships, and what each partner contributed to the dynamic....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Can Officers Effectively Prosecute Domestic Violence Cases Without Victim Participation? - When prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases too many officers constructed their entire case only on statements made by the victim. However, “victims of domestic violence are more likely than victims of other violent crime to recant or refuse to cooperate in prosecutorial efforts” (Breitenbach, 2008, p. 1256). Officers must consider that victims of domestic violence may refuse to testify because of fear of retaliation, intimidation, financial dependence, emotional attachment, and/or because they reunited with the batterer....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Factors Contributing to School Violence - Factors Contributing to School Violence Jim cringed when he heard his assistant yelling to him from her office across the hall. "The principal from your daughter's school is on the phone." Jim picked up the phone, noticing that is was already 2:15 PM by the wall clock in his office, and timidly said, "hello?" Ms. Jensen, the principal, (sounding exasperated) said, "good afternoon Mr. Wilson, I am calling because your daughter assaulted a boy during assembly this afternoon and I need you to meet with me as soon as possible and then take her home." "I can't today," Jim told her, "I have a board meeting in less than an hour....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 719 words
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Risk Factors Affecting Hispanic Domestic Violence - Risk Factors Affecting Hispanic Domestic Violence I. Introduction to Hispanic Intimate Partner Violence as a Social Issue Domestic violence among Hispanics is a dysfunctional conduct which touches all age groups. The Bureau of Justice (Catalano 2012), reported during the period of 1994 to 2010, the prevalence rate of intimate partner violence in the US declined by 60% percent for all races and ethnicities. In the same time frame, four out of five victims were women who experienced domestic abuse; furthermore, women in the 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 age bracket have experienced the highest frequency of intimate partner violence (Catalano, 2012)....   [tags: Hispanic INtimate Partner Violence, Social Issue]
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Twitter Analysis: Isla Vista Attack Puts a Spotlight on Gender Violence - ... #YesAllWomen” and “when i was picked up by the throat and thrown down the stairs, responding officers told ME to apologize to HIM for crying #YesAllWomen.” The article is socially relevant in two ways. Firstly, the hashtag was on one of the most popular and widely used social media platforms in the world, Twitter. According to a CNN article ‘Why #YesAllWomen took off on Twitter’, “by Tuesday (5/27/14) morning, #YesAllWomen had been tweeted more than 1 million times” (Why #YesAllWomen took off on Twitter; Grinberg, 2014)....   [tags: #YesAllWomen, violence, shooting]
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