Violence Movies Verses Crime amongst Teenagers


ViolenceMovies Verses Crime amongst Teenagers


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DearProfessor Knittel,


Dueto ramped arguments and cases reported blaming watching violencemovies as the cause to teenagers linked to crime or violenceinfluenced my research. Indeed, there has been a mixed reaction onwhether exposure to violence movies has led to committing crimeamongst teenagers within our society. However, I cannot conclude witha definite yes or no answer to the question since mixed reactionsbased on evidences experienced by individuals were given more weight.Different opinions formed the baseline to the problem that needed thesolution. An in-depth research that I made shade more light toindividuals who had the same problem.

Notall people would accepted the idea I had that not all teenagers whowatch violence movies end up being violent in nature but rather therecould be other factors that could be considered when concluding onthe same. The mindset I previously developed in relation the advertson causes of violence within the country later changed after theresearch findings I got from different authors. Violence amongstteenagers is one of the uncompromised scenarios that needed muchattention in the country since teenagers are the long investmentportfolios every parent should focus on for the future generation.Teenagers commonly adopt certain weird behaviors due to peerinfluence and to a certain extent, their adaptability to particularaction at a tender age.

Therecent experiments conducted shows that the majority of teenagersexposed to violence movies do increase violent actions in the UnitedStates. It is supported by television shows on violent moviescommonly viewed by teenagers within their homestead. Nevertheless,other researchers within the field such as sociologists also believethat all programs shown on televisions are the real reflection ofpeople’s behaviors in the society. They believe that theconsequences do not result through watching violence movies onTelevision programs. The essay, therefore, is to educate and informindividuals having fixed mindset that those involved in violentactions are influenced by their exposure to such programs. The baseargument is that there are other factors that are linked to violentpractices other than watching violent movies alone.

Eventhough Wedding et al. (2010) supports that violence movie in teenagelife poses higher risks for them to indulge in violent actions, thereare other arguments that oppose his thought. There could be the soulmotive for teenagers involving in violent actions even if they hadwatched related movies. Suppose people who watch violence moviesviolent others, then it is evident that movies shown on media are notthe cause to violent behaviors. It is because they have had exposureto such acts prior to watching violence movies, which is less likelyto happen. They could want to watch such movies for enjoymentpurposes, the shock they experience while watching or the thrill ofbeing frightened.

Othercriminals have defended themselves stating that their mischievous andviolent action were as a result of watching violence movies.Nonetheless, the cause could be the usage of psychiatry drugs (drugabuse) or an early exposure to violence at a tender age. Linkingcrime with watching violence movies is not right and cannot be fullyproven with staunch evidences. I am, therefore, sure beyond any doubtas stated in paragraph six (6) part of the essay that it is unfair toconclude that violent movies are the cause for violent behaviors inreal life. This is dependent upon the evidence got from differentauthors. Concluded remarks cannot be made that watching violencemovies is the cause of crimes in the States but to consider otherfactors contributing to violence among the teenage generation.




Wedding,D., Boyd M., &amp Ryan, M.N. (2010). “Moviesand Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.”Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe. Print.