The phrase; “bred to kill” and “aggressive killer” are thrown around without hesitation from those that are not familiar with the breed. In the Pit Bull debate, the word "vicious" functions to vindicate the breed and cause a lot of negative reactions from the press and the general public, this aggression is nurtured and not innate. The fact that they are publicly ousted as a particularly fearsome breed doesn’t allow people to form their own opinions and forces them to feel afraid of them. Fear is a feeling of apprehension and a response that is both physiological and psychological, to the perception of danger or harm (Petersen 1996). When we hear of horror stories in the media our minds are made up for us without having an informed argument from both sides of the Pit Bull debate.
If exposed to violent TV for an extended amount of time, it may be able to desensitize anyone, especially if they come from an already broken home or bad neighborhood. To say that because of this desensitizing, everybody is to be more violent would not be accurate. Many who have broken the law or committed crimes against man don’t even have access to TV. People in bad neighborhoods or broken homes or schools are more prone to violence because of what they see around them,
In order to persuade them, he takes advantage of leading question to guide his audience to his way of thinking. “Did the sensibilities created by the modern, video kill games play a role in the Littleton massacre?”(44) The question assumes that the audience will believe such aggression associated with the simulated violence. By means of sentence words “Yes” and “No”, he makes a point of bringing up the rational arguments to his audience. It illustrates that “there isn't any direct connection between most murderous games and most murders,” but “responsibility for protecting children from dangerous games lies with their parents, many of whom like to blame the entertainment industry for their own failings.”(44) The use of “Yes” and “No” aims to deepen the audience understanding of the truth that “We are now a society in which the chief form of play for millions of youngsters is making large numbers of people die.”(44) With appropriate language and clear articulation, it provides an account of his ethics that the audience will give the argument as much
Tre is not a trouble maker but seems to hang out with a group (including Doughboy and Ricky) who are continually getting into trouble. Despite Furious best efforts to keep Tre out of trouble he is learning from his friends what he perceives to be appropriate behavior. Learning theory suggests an individual does this in order to conform and feel part of a group. The learning approach considers crime to be something one learns from a person or group in which they feel a strong connection towards (family, friends, and teachers). Social control theory can also be very closely related to Tre as it focuses on the conformity of individuals within society.
The Hunger Games serves as an allegory for modern entertainment, economics, and government to criticize on society’s entertainment in violence and how it can provoke violence in society, government’s control by creating fear and weapons, and a criticism on the gap between the rich and the poor which creates a hostile relationship between first and third world countries and these ideas demonstrate that society is corrupt and young people are the only ones that can change it. In today’s society, people find entertainment in violence which can ultimately stimulate violence in society. Teenagers find entertainment in violent video games which can lead to acts of violence. About 97% of teenagers play games that contain little to no violence, sex, and drugs, and studies have shown that in some cases video games can cause teens to become violent and aggressive (Harvard’s) In The Hunger Games, The Capitol finds an immense entertainment in violence. The actual games make young adults in the novel become inhumane and violent in order to survive.
Video games are not the source of violence but they are consistently blamed; parents need to make sure that their own children are not exposed to media hype that would be considered as violent or damaging to their own kids. The media truly believes they are the scapegoat for anything that goes wrong with today’s society. Today’s parents are naïve and ignorant to the fact that they do not know how to regulate the things their children watch and they cannot control their own kids behavior so they immediately point the blame on someone else. They need to teach their children good morals and show them how playing with guns can change their lives forever. People who own guns need to keep them put away and out of the reach of children.
We do not call this behavior challenging because it summons you to a duel or battle but because it is threatening, provocative, and stimulating, all at the same time. Another website was csefel.vanderbuilt.edu/documents/reading_cues.org, and it was just more less the understanding of why challenging behaviors happens with young children. And the last website that I went to was csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/family.htm. This website was more for the families to read and get more of a understand and it gave some resources. If I was to have a challenging child in my class then I would was to involve the parents or caregivers and let them be on the same page as I am.
“A hate crime is usually defined by state law as one that involves threats, harassment, or physical harm and is motivated by prejudice against someone's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability.” Around the world, a new game is becoming deadly and starting to target victims because of hate. The knockout game involves assaulting people without warning, and it is claiming lives. The victims of the brutal game are chosen at random. Defenseless and unsuspecting people are attacked by groups of teens that have one goal in mind: to knock the victim out with one punch. A 27-year-old boy named Connor wanted to get the medias attention for his knockout.
In America, violence has become a part of everyday life. Violence leads to disasters, injuries, pain, and sometimes even death. The depiction of violence in so many forms of media like music videos has made America the leading country in homicide in many people’s opinion. All of these things are leading to creating more and more aggressive generations of people. Many aspects of what we call enjoyment have contributed to our obsession with violence.
The author used an ethos and logos appeals to introduce his or her purpose as he/she stated “The best way to teach teens that sexting is wrong is to prosecute them legally.”, “But this is something that just cannot be dismissed as kids ‘ doing stupid things.’” ”Authorities aren’t convicting children, but using the law as teaching tool and trying to put stop to a toxic new trend.” And “The civil libertarians may wish to consider their position.”. The author wanted to persuade the parents and the expert that the authorities don’t convicting the teens and considering them criminals, but they are using this punishment because it is the best way to teach them it is wrong and to stop them from doing it