Violence Is The Unspoken Disease Of The World

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Aaron Breazeale C. Fridley ENG 1213 13 February 2017 Essay #1 Violence is the unspoken disease of the world. According to Christopher Mikton, the World Health Organization, is a leader in the study of violence in the world (Mikton, 45). WHO states that, an estimated 1.4 million deaths occur every year due to this “disease” (WHO). In Marilyn Manson’s “Columbine: Whose Fault Is It?” Manson elaborately explains how violence has consistently been the social normality (Manson). Mankind has become so desensitized to violence that it is used as a scape goat for everyday problems. Humans are unknowingly self-harming by being violent in nature. Violence no longer is no longer considered violence, it has become a source of entertainment. Violence…show more content…
The cycle of being behind bars, is in part due to the concentration of violence within prison walls which reinforces criminal activity. As Dr. Kathryn McCollister, states in her paper The Cost of Crime to Society: New Crime-Specific Estimates for Policy and Program Evaluation. The cost of housing, healthcare, and transportation of these inmates, cost the United States tax payers roughly $194 billion in 2007 alone (McCollister). This money that is spent on taking care of and maintaining inmates, could instead be used to better the environment which allows these inmates to be created. Violence is no longer considered violence, it has become a source of entertainment. Former employee, Megan Zlock, of iStratedgy Labs, says that violence is the easiest way to develop conflict for the narrative of a story. Violence is a proven tool for increasing sales and ratings. This is because violence causes stress hormones to be released, creating a sense of excitement (Yenigun). A recent study by L. Rowell Huesmann, professor at the University of Michigan, states that “…more than 60 percent of television shows contain violence” (Huesmann). Children who watch television shows containing violence, compared to those did not, were observed to be much more aggressive when interacting with peers. Studies have also shown that young adults who watched television shows on a regular basis,
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