Composition II (Fall 2013)-Ethical Argument
7 December 2013 (revised from13 November 2013 )
Violent Crimes on Television
Here is a possibly or more of an issue that many corporate executives ignore, that aggressive people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts. Television violence, for example, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs.
The decision making for some producers do not take responsibility for the equally important minority, an audience that does not like or crave the sexually explicit and violent action. Instead, they may gear their content toward the masses, who crave sexually explicit and violent action. This group, fortunately, has the ability to disseminate violent action rationally, realizing that in reality, people who commit acts of violence have to compensate for their actions by taking full responsibility for the harm they cause others.
Fact from fantasy cannot be distinguished by everyone. Not only is it the irrational people who commit the crimes in our country, but our own children who may errantly be learning from day one that nothing bad will happen to them if they shoot their brother in the head with Daddy's pistol.
In a study by A.C. Huston entitled “Big World, Small Screen: The Role of Television in American Society” the study showed that “it is estimated that by the time an average child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and over 100,000 other acts of violence. By the time that child is 18 years-of-age; he or she will witness 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders.” (Huston) Children's fictional entertainment programs had three times the frequency of violent acts or threats recorded in adult programs. Many of these acts were committed without any compensation for the action without responsibility, and then it must be acceptable behavior. Similarly, aggressive...