In his essay, “Video Games Are Responsible for Increased Youth Violence,” author Ron Moten uses his experience working with troubled teenagers to uncover the negative effects of violent media. The problem he identifies is that violent media is responsible for desensitizing youth to violence, hence increasing crime in our society. Motten assumes his readers are educated and sympathetic, but uninformed of the threats posed by violent media. His purpose in his essay is to raise awareness of a connection between violent media and increased crime in society and to convince the audience that violent media needs to be regulated by laws. To achieve his purpose, Moten mainly uses ethos to appeal to his readers.
Technology and system changes Leshea Hicks Professor Stephanie Palmer-Phillips CRJ499 February 17, 2012 Technology has grown in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement added new systems to help track and apprehend suspects and wanted criminals. For example, some patrol cars have a fingerprinting devices, this device is used to run a persons prints through a nationwide database. This has led to apprehending illegal immigrants, individuals with warrants, and numerous criminal offenses. I want to discuss how technology has led to increased violence in our prison system and how we can implement current technology to control prison violence.
At the end of the study, it was seen that individuals with a CSP had significantly higher levels of antisocial personality, psychopathy, criminal charges and convictions compared with those lacking a CSP (Raine et al, 2010). The association between cavum septum pellucidum and the spectrum of antisocial behaviors supports a neurodevelopmental hypothesis of antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy (Raine et al, 2010). Although further studies will be needed to delve into other areas to further strengthen the basis for this research, there seems to be sufficient reasons to believe that individuals with CSP are potentially at risk of developing antisocial personality
However, as games become more realistic, the question of if violence and adult content that is portrayed in games could potentially have a negative consequence on its user. There has been much speculation on whether or not video games over the years are causing children and teenagers harm. Experiments have been conducted to show a link between video games and aggressive behavior. Sure it’s easy to point a finger at something to be the cause of children committing criminal activity, such as the media, but where are the facts. Despite these accusations, I would tend to argue that games are not as harmful as so many may think, but instead very beneficial.
The Over Diagnosis of AD/HD in School Age Children Samantha K. Hanson Georgian Court University Abstract For this paper I researched the ways that children and adolescents are diagnosed with AD/HD and if there if the reason for the current rise in diagnosis are actually due to an increase of children suffering from this disorder. What I found was that many researchers are saying that children are being wrongfully diagnosed and many may be suffering from underlying disorders. I also found out that the sex of the child as well as the sex of the psychologist or psychiatrist plays a very big role in the diagnosis. Using the DSM I-V I researched what exactly qualifies a child to have AD/HD and also how many other disorders have the same
I'm not saying that the media directly caused these acts of violence, but one has to wonder if such an event would have happened were we living in the media environment of the 1950's. Today's extensive media coverage is surely fueling the likelihood of the next school shooting by providing a model for the direct expression of violent fantasy. There is no quicker way for a lonely and troubled youth to suddenly gain the attention he desperately seeks than to commit a heinous act that the mass media has demonstrated will get intense coverage, broadcasting the once unknown perpetrators name hundreds of times to the entire nation. It used to be that teenage kids that suffered with extreme depression, because of not fitting in at school, being picked on, getting your heart broken for the first time, committed suicide, and that was a tragedy in
Research has shown that ADHD is more prevalent in boys and runs in families, apparently for both genetic and environmental reasons” (R. Kolwalski, D. Westen, 2011). However, some risk factors associated with ADHD include severe marital discord between parents, low social class, maternal psychopathology, and paternal criminality” (Biederman et al., 1995). The more of these risk factors a child has the more likely he may develop ADHD. Another mental illness and is considered one the most tragic of all disorders is Schizophrenia. Unfortunately, “schizophrenia is an umbrella term for a number of psychotic disorders that involve disturbances in nearly every dimension of human psychology, including thought, perception, behavior, language, communication, and emotion” ” (R. Kolwalski, D. Westen, 2011).
The elevated rates of negative moods, nonacademic pursuits, and alcohol and tobacco use found in teens with ADHD characteristics, combined with higher exposure to peers and lower exposure to family, suggest that even at subclinical levels of ADHD, some of these young people may be traveling along an unsalutary trajectory.Helping these adolescents to change this course may require efforts along multiple fronts,including theenhancement ofemotion regula- tion, family relations, task mastery, and healthy life- style behaviors. Information about what these teens are doing and feeling promises to inform develop- mental theories of ADHD, as well as guide programs aimed at curtailing or preventing the intractable so- cial and occupational handicaps that plague many people with
The interviewer assessed the child’s basic understanding and expectation of the Family Group Conferencing. The interviewers also assessed the child’s feeling about Family Group Conferencing and the impact the meeting created on them. The third interview was basically a follow-up interview. In this approach however, the interviewer asked a total of 14 questions. The interview session lasted for 30 minutes and the interviewers’ primary concerns rested with the consistency of outcome.
Over the last sixty years there have been many studies into media influence – ranging from laboratory studies to longitudinal studies. Making reference to the studies you have examined in class discuss what they suggest about the nature and extent of media influence. The media’s relationship with its audience has always been one that has many issues associated with it. There are difference views on whether the media has an influence over its audience or the audience uses the media in an informed and empowered way. In the case of media violence, the media has a very powerful and direct influence that encourages people to become more violent.