Media influence on crime and aggression

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The influence media has on crime and aggression Introduction School shootings, gangs, murder, bullying. What does this have to do with the media? A debate that never seems to die is the whether or not the media has an influence on crime that is conducted all over the world. Much research and studies have been done to find an answer. Doctors Brad J. Bushman and L. Rowell Huesmann conducted a study to test whether the results of the accumulated studies on media violence and aggressive behavior are consistent with the theories that have evolved to explain the effects. They tested for the existence of both short-term and long-term effects for aggressive behavior. They also tested the theory-driven hypothesis that short-term effects should be greater for adults and long-term effects should be greater for children. Their participants were children younger than 18 and adults. The exposures included various types of media including television, video games, movies, comic books and music. Their outcome which was expected, the short-term effects of violent media were greater for adults than for children whereas the long-term effects were greater for children than for adults. The results also showed that there were overall modest but significant effect sizes for exposure to media violence on aggressive behaviors, aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, arousal levels, and helping behavior. The objective of the article was to try to find the predictors of bullying using television and two other methods to see if it was associated with it. Frederick J Zimmerman and his colleagues asked parents of 11,000 children to complete a survey to see how much television watching their child spends per day/week. They were also asked if they monitored the child’s television viewing. The children’s aged ranged from 4 to 11 years old. Their conclusion was that television does have an
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