The media only portrays the teenagers as the bad guys regardless whether an adult was involved in that action or case; the headlines always include the word teenager. If an adult pays a teenage girl to have sex is called teenage prostitution. Or a teenage girl getting pregnant by a 20 year old male is called teenagers getting teenagers pregnant. The same concept comes in account when violence is talked about. Even though stats say something else, the media automatically portrays the teenagers as the bad guy.
She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system. Sternheimer points to other possible reasons for the violent acts of the youth such as, the home life. While it may be that juvenile crimes have declined and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be said this proves video game violence has no effect on youth. Sternheimer begins by explaining how video games violence has become a “folk devil” (204) to explain unexplainable happenings of youth shootings and this is just the one to follow the many other explanations the media and politicians have given for problem youth. She then brings up the issue of unnerving newspaper headlines such as “Bloodlust Video Games Put Kids in the Crosshairs” (205).
Many people believe unlawful acts will effect in harsh restrictions; then many will not choose to commit the crime. If juveniles thought the result of the behavior will end up in severe punishment then maybe a crime will be prevented. If the crime is so severe then little deterrence will effect if people believe many will not be caught. (Siegel & Walsh, 2005). For example, if a parent would take the minor to the police and fire department for intentionally lighting fires in the house.
Ahmed 1 Sami Ahmed Professor Grannis English 112 7 December 2008 The Medias Affect on Teenagers The rise of violence and sexual activity in teenagers has placed the entertainment industry under scrutiny. Parents blame the industry for exposing their children to inappropriate content at a tender age. The industry has argued that the rating system at place should give the parents control over the content viewed by their children. Now let us find out whether the content of the media has an affect on teenagers? Or if it is the parent’s responsibility to regulate what teens watch?
Unfortunately, many of today’s television programs are violent. So does TV influence kids that violence, drugs, alcohol and sex are ok? How much violence, drug references, alcohol usage, and sex references does the average American child come across? How much of this do they take in? Hundreds of studies have found that children and teenagers that watch television may: • Become “immune” or numb to the horror of violence • Gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems • Imitate the violence they observe on television; and • Identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers Also, Extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness.
Also the fact that teens are so rough towards one another there brains aren’t thinking on what can happen if there physical towards people violently. Adults sometimes complain that were not adults yet, reasons why we can’t drive, buy alcohol, nor vote. In Paul Thompson’s article, “Startling Finds on Teenage Brian” published in The Sacramento Bee stated, “While research on brain-tissues loss can help us to understand teens better, it cannot be used to excuse their violent or homicidal behavior. But it can be used as evidence that teenagers are not yet adults, and the legal system shouldn’t treat them as such”. Jurors should think while there in court that treating teens as adults is something pretty much unfair, because why try teens as adults if there not even close to one.
For the 21st Century Readiness Project, I started doing research on Teen Crimes. This stuck out to me the most because Hoke County High School has been impacted in a way that was unimaginable by this very topic. When teenagers are out in the world without an adult present, the door is open for any situation. Teen crime is going to continue to have severe consequences if nothing is done to prevent it. There are several theories as to why teens act out in violence, which results in many rules and regulations at schools and other places that there were not before, but can be prevented by using several different avenues including the family, schools, and the community.
Unit 12 – Crime and Effects on Society Assignment 2 P4 - Describe the effects crime has on communities and the individual • Teenagers – Teenagers are affected by crime in different ways, they can be involved in fights and they may be targeted by looking at a criminal in a wrong way. The main way they will be affected by crime is that they could be judged by other generations for being criminals, giving teenagers a bad name. As a result of this, they may pick up on anti-social behaviour as they don’t think it is fair, or to fit in with the other trouble makers. • Children – Children are affected by crime negatively as they are very easily into manipulating, they can be brought up to be a criminal just from living next to one. Children are
This research clearly demonstrates that exposure to media violence heightens the chances that a youth will behave aggressively and have aggressive thoughts in the short run. Arlin (1996) examined the “influence of exposure to violent rock videos on participants’ appraisals of their own aggressiveness”. Participants were preselected based on their scores on a measure of locus of control. After completing a measure of Buss and Durkee’s Hostility Inventory, they were randomly assigned to view either a violent music video or a nonviolent music video. After viewing the music video, participants once again completed the Hostility Inventory.
Youth, Gender and Pornography A major research project has been launched in the Nordic countries which studies the way in which the spread of pornography is affecting the perception of gender by young people. The background for this project comprises changes in the cultural status of pornography that have followed in the wake of the development of new media. By Susanne V. Knudsen and Anette Dina Sørensen From newspaper articles, anthologies and a handful of recent individual studies, in which young people are allowed to voice their own opinions, we know that teenagers of both sexes watch pornography, their motives being partly curious, partly sexual and partly connected with their need for information about sexuality (e.g., Mossige 2001, Håvold and Moen 2003, Søndergaard 2002). On the other hand, we have no concrete knowledge about the way that increasing exposure affects children and young people, about their attitudes to what they are watching, and the way that this relates to their perceptions of sexuality and gender and to their own sexual experiences. The few Nordic researchers who have studied this problem disagree about whether exposure to hard-core pornography has any effect upon well-balanced children and young people and, if it does, what kind of effect we are dealing with.