This paper outlines the theories and views of how violent media affects ones likelihood to become violent. Many media devices such as Television, Video Games, Music, and the Internet, are widely available in today's society. Through the media people, especially children, are gaining more availability to violence which is becoming more realistic everyday; the censorship of violent media is limited, due to the amount of censorship that is focused on regulating sexual innuendo. To gain a greater ability to regulate violence researchers are studying the affects of exposure to violence and its negative affects on people.
Exposure to Violence in the Media and the Likelihood of Becoming a Violent Person
The level of violence in the media today is a great concern for many people. Since the early days of the radio, people have sought an answer to whether exposure to violence in the media increases one's likelihood of becoming a violent person; because of extensive research has been conducted, especially in the United States. The research on exposure to media violence and its affects on how people react to it is heavily debated by those who are researching the topic. Many researchers suggest there is a direct correlation between the exposure level to violent media and likelihood of becoming more susceptible to violence and more likely to be violent. There is however another group of researchers who suggest something different and are skeptical about the beliefs of other researchers. These researchers suggest that there is a connection between violent media and ones likelihood to be violent, but they argue that people who expose themselves to abnormal amounts of violent media do so because of other reasons such as mental illness as a result of injury or substance abuse. I believe people in today's society are overly exposed to violence and that as technology becomes more advanced the access to violent media will only grow; however whether...