Media Violence And Crime Violence

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Media Violence and Crimes
There are few debates that have been contentious for so long as the debate of whether violent medias contribute meaningfully to crimes. Because of the majority of shooting events committed by younger shooters, many politicians regard cultural effects as a potential contributing factor, while others dismiss media as a contributing factor. Within the social science community, a similar division exists (Ferguson, 2015). For example, some professional supporting groups, like the American Psychological Association (APA), released policy statements of a clear association between media violence and societal aggression (Ferguson, 2015). On the contrast, actively, a group of estimated 230 media scholars, criminologists, and psychologists wrote an open letter to the APA. In this letter, they asked APA to withdraw their policy statements and cease from making casual speculation.
Does media violence immediately cause the increasing number of violent crimes? In 2000, the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) made a survey for the scientific evidence and the warning of negative influences of media violence (Dahl & Vigna, 2009). Simultaneously, the American Medical Association, with five other public-health organizations, revealed the threat of exposure to media violence.
However, the evidence, showed in the reports of this survey, does not prove an obvious link between media violence and violent crime (Dahl & Vigna, 2009). The experiments, conducted by the FTC in their…
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