Applications of Clinical Psychology Disorders with Violence: The Case of Jack Ruby PSY/480 April, 2012 Disorders with Violence Violence in modern society is ever increasing and affects everyone at one time or another. Many experts believe that the increase in violence is due in no small part to gangs, substance abuse and use, availability of powerful weaponry, and the newest introduction to the American way of life, terrorism. Attempts to understand violence is an ongoing challenge among professionals. The main debate is focused on two concepts, social stressors and personality traits as predictors of violent behaviors. There is sufficient evidence to support both theories (Meyer, Chapman & Weaver, 2009).
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,
A terrorist threat/ attack and a nuclear threat are real attacks that still go on today in our country and our people are scared of. In my opinion both of them are alike. They make the government have to evaluate everything that is going on and it deters the economic growth in our community, on this causes the government to take advantage of their view of defense against an upcoming attack. A war and an attack such as 9/11 are two different types of attacks. And these are attacks that people will forever remember.
People were so upset because they were afraid that sending troops to Iraq would take the focus off of Afghanistan and the mission to find Bin Laden. Seeing the way that people just turn against and decide that they want to kill innocent people just does not make since. Looking at this serious situation, many people see that the September 11th attacks badly because it was more of a modern day situation. Also it was in the United States, which we live in. The attack was a very tragic and hurting time in American history.
The War in Iraq Isn’t it interesting how the media portraits the war in Iraq? It’s always the negative points and never the good ones. There is so much disbelief and lying about our military and government that it is disgusting! Everyone believes that this war is pointless and stupid, however it needed to be done to make an example! The United States is the strongest government in the world and the media puts it down so very hard.
Some people are socialised into crime, some functionalists, however such as Emile Durkheim see crime as being normal and an integral part of all healthy societies. While crime constitutes a threat to social order, too little crime or deviance is unhealthy. It shows that the norms and values of a society are so strong that they prevent the innovation and change necessary for a healthy society. Crime and deviance can be viewed as functional. Durkheim argued that by having public punishments and executions for criminals, society was reminded of its shared norms and values (Bohm and Vogel, 2011, pg 70).
It is necessary to take a closer look at whether or not violence in the media really is responsible for this development and then to examine what censorship may entail before taking such a far-reaching decision. Many concerned people, ranging from worried parents through to reputable psychologists, deplore the ever-present nature of violence in the media, claiming that this is the reason why people are increasingly prepared to commit violent acts. They argue that violence is being propagated as normal or even entertaining. Violence is in the newspapers, on the news, in film plots and in cartoons. Violence is a source of laughter in children's programs; films present it as staple fare; it is served as pseudo-information in sensation-hungry newspapers and on reality TV; and it is even glorified by some musicians in their lyrics and performances.
This was very controversial because he had many supporters including Fox news themselves. Of course this was all over the media and that added many more negative views about the religion of Islam. Muslims are ordinary people but the media portrays them as terrorists. They have negative images of Islam and Muslims everywhere. These negative images are based on erroneous ignorance.
We often consider violence in terms of the aggressor, yet violence can be in a variety of ways even including self-defense. Violence and nonviolence are some argument Therefore, there is some questions that arise out of the argument of violence and nonviolence: “Is violence ever acceptable or nonviolence?” First of all, Comparing Violence and Nonviolence, nonviolence is less bloody. At first, no matter the situation, people never are violent in my opinion. I think of issues such as wars or if someone is trying to kill you or your family. How could someone not do anything?
The post industrial revolution has contributed to economic change which is associated with changes found in demographics, work and education. These, in turn, link to changes in families (Starbuck, 2010). Following World War II, childbearing rates increased dramatically. As a result of the baby boom, this partially increased divorce rates and crime as the majority of teenagers and young adults were most likely to get divorced and involve themselves in delinquent acts. Both skills and industrial habits, such as punctuality and discipline were stressed as being important in order to prepare the young to live in a democratic, industrializing nation (Starbuck, 2010).