Research Paper On Violence In Video Games
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Ethics, Labeling, and Video Games
A 12 page paper describing video games and the fact they contain graphics, language and ideas that may be objectionable and damaging if not handled properly. At present the method of censuring is labeling the games. Descriptions of games and of advertising is described. The main point in focus is the fact that it is the parents' responsibility to filter the information of video games just as it is their responsibility to control the child's access to television, music, and movies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
TV Violence and Women
A 9 page research paper that examines the literature on television's portrayal of violence against women. The writer argues that many television shows provide a normalizing effect on the perception of violence, portraying such violence as the cultural norm. Violence in music videos, Jerry Springer, and soap operas is highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Effects of Violence in the Media
Violence as portrayed by the television, film, and music industries is discussed in this 25 page paper. Actual cases of copycat crimes are noted in addition to a section devoted to the effects of music videos. A discussion on video games is also included. Solutions to the problem are provided, including a discussion on the new V-chip technology and the new television rating system. The paper is replete with references to the latest studies on media violence. Bibliography lists 23 sources.
Canada and Hockey's Culture of Violence
This is a 6 page paper discussing the culture of hockey in Canada despite its violent aspects. Canadians are introduced into the world of hockey at a very young age. Young players are drafted into the Canadian National Hockey League during their mid-teens and leave their homes to be billeted across the country in the hopes that they will one day be drafted further into the professional level National Hockey League. Although violence in the game has been studied back three decades, Canadians and players seem to accept violence as a natural part of the game. Violence has been shown to increase depending on the level of play and the “winning at all costs” attitude which has been accepted as the priority. Recent studies have unveiled some violent aspects of the sport which have occurred not only on the ice but also off the ice between the coaches and the players. Despite the level of violence throughout the sport however, Canadians continue to embrace the sport within their own culture which has attained levels of mythical proportions.
Bibliography lists 6 sources.