Critique on Do Video Games Kill? This article “Do Video Games Kill” by Karen Sternheimer addresses the wide spread idea; video games are the cause for “young killers” (210). Sternheimer believes concern for the influence video games may have on youth is spiraling out of control. She put most of the blame for this out of control concern on the media. She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system.
16. Increasing gun control laws won’t work as proven here as Alexis was using a shotgun he assembled, and later, a pistol that he took from a downed security guard. His peers knew he had a very bad addiction for violent video games involving guns. The fact that he was an anti-social 35- year-old man increased theories that video games have an influence toward gun violence. Aggression is the reason behind gun-violence and video games bring that aggression out,”(Studies Suggest Complex Link Between Guns, Violent Video Games).
The imaginary friend that I picked is Lou, the article I think that he would find most convincing is “Don’t Withhold Violent Games” because one of his hobbies is to play games. This is a summary of the article “Don’t Withhold Violent Games” by Jessica Robbins. In this article, Robbins begins by acknowledging how far technology has come and how video games have become more graphic and violent (1). Due to a lot of crazy events that have taken place in the recent years involving violent acts, there has been concerns if violent media games have influence. Robbins spoke on the laws that some states have passed banning minors from viewing or purchasing violent video games without an adult and feels such law should not exist (1).
Researchers confirmed that “it didn’t take repeated exposures—“the vast majority” of subjects reported only one” instance of exposure to gun violence (Holden). Psychologist Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Columbia University even went as far as stating “a single exposure might have a profound effect, even on a hitherto nonviolent individual” (Holden). However, Holden addresses the doubts of the study of some knowledgeable scholars. There are concerns that the study does not accurately demonstrate that the violence in media provokes nonviolent adolescents to become violent, but rather reveals a relationship between subjects who “already had some violence risk factors” and violent behavior. All in all, Holden identifies that undeniable fact that there is a relationship when children are exposed to violence in media—whether or not it is as significant as shown in the study is to be measured with more subjects and more accurate
In 2001 it succeeded in shutting down Napster (the leading on-line source of digital music), and it has threatened thousands of individuals with legal action.  This failed to slow the decline in revenue and proved a public-relations disaster.  However, some academic studies have suggested that downloads did not cause the decline.  Legal digital downloads became widely available with the debut of the iTunes Store in 2003. The popularity of internet music distribution has increased and in 2009 more than a quarter of all recorded music industry revenues worldwide are now coming from digital channels.
Effects of Violent Video Games on Children's Behavior Leslie De La Rosa COM/156 University Composition and Communication II October 28, 2012 Monica Desir Effects of Violent Video Games on Children's Behavior In 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold began firing weapons at fellow students and teachers at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and one teacher. One of the reasons blamed for their behavior was playing the video game Doom. Other violent acts and deaths have been blamed on other video games with a high content of violence, such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto. This started a national debate on several topics including the effects that violent video games have on our children. Violent video games can lead to an increase aggressive behavior in children if parents do not make it clear that the behavior exhibited in these games is inappropriate.
Argument: For Jeff Jacoby, writer of “A Desensitized Society Drenched in Sleaze,” violent entertainment indirectly causes real life violence. He states that even with his highly religious and disciplined background he was “jaded” from exposure to violent TV. he thinks that if he can be desensitized, then anyone can be desensitized. With that thought, Jacoby may have a valid point. 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.
Burglary and robbery crimes have also been steadily decreasing. Juvenile felony arrests in San Mateo County dropped considerably in the late 1990s, and have varied slightly in recent years. In 2010, there were 9.3 felony arrests for every 1,000 San Mateo County juveniles. Felony DUI arrests have been on the rise every year since 2005. In a 2013 survey, when asked how safe they feel in their neighborhood, 62.7% of county residents stated “excellent” or “very good” as
With the highest crime states out of the picture it left knowingly less violent states for Brady supporters to use as proof of decreasing crime. From 1993 to present year there has been a steady five to ten percent decrease in U.S. violent crimes. The FBI reported an estimate of 1.3 million violent crimes in 2009, of which 67.1% were aggregated assaults, but of that percent, firearms were used in only 20.9% of those assaults. So, let us for example ban guns and pretend no citizens have access to them, which leaves 46.2% violent assaults where a gun was not used (U.S. Department of, 2010). High numbers of violent crimes still exist even after firearms are subtracted from the
The Science Daily explains that consumption of alcohol under the age of 21 has significantly reduced drinking related car crashes. The article explains that the study published in the July 2008 issue of the journal “Accident Analysis and Prevention,” found that laws making it illegal to possess or purchase alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 had led to an eleven percent drop in alcohol related traffic deaths among youth. Secondly, they found that states with strong laws against fake ID’s reported seven percent fewer alcohol related fatalities among drivers under the age of 21. (Accident Analysis and