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Criminal Justice relating to Media
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE RELATING TO MEDIA [Student Name] [School] [Course/Number] May 28, 2015 [Instructor Name] CRIMINAL JUSTICE RELATING TO MEDIA The National Television of Violence Study (1998) in its comprehensive examination of the content of American television programs has defined media violence as: “Any overt depiction of a credible threat of physical force or the actual use of such force intended to physically harm an animate being or group of beings.
According to Freedman (2006), “The belief that media violence is harmful is widespread. In the recent poll conducted in the US, 10% of the people said that television violence is the major cause in the increased number of the crime rate”. Nowadays, media has been the source of violence in the society as media consumption has been continuously rising for the past decade. Media has been a part the human civilization since time immemorial. Hence, society’s dependence on media has been significantly flourished throughout the decade. One particular source of news and entertainment is largely attributed to television programs and the internet. The type of programming contained in news reports, soap operas, family sitcoms, even children’s programs have demonstrated a level of media violence that needs immediate attention especially by the parents or guardians of the kids. This is so true when it comes to children’s cartoon channels. Most of the time, their parents or guardians fail to monitor what they watch on the television. Cartoon programs were created to entertain young children, but research has shown that a significant value of media violence is attributable to cartoons. ...
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