Television - Legislation - Crime
Globally, violent crime television programs have increased; this has had a widespread effect on the society, positively and negatively. Negative effects of violent television became a major concern after broadcasting began in the United States in 1946. From previous studies viewing of violent crime television programs have been linked to violent crimes. This research proposal undertakes to study the effect of these violent crime television programs on people's support of gun control legislation.
Gun legislation is a major concern worldwide in the wake of a rise in public shootings. In the United States, California legislators passed bills to help curb gun-related deaths; in 2013 firearms bills supported by the law center were passed by legislature and signed by the governor. Passing of laws and bills on gun legislation is dependent on the peoples support on the same; in this era of the rise in violent crime television programs it is important to study the relationship between the two. However gun control legislation has had challenged support from government and public altogether hence the need to study the contributors of the same, violent crime television being one of them. This research will be beneficial to the government and public in seeking support for passing gun control legislation to help counter firearms violence.
[...] The conclusion is that relationships exist between crime television exposures and perceived behavior. The current study seeks to expound this research into the adult population and study the effect violent television has on support for gun control legislation as a result of perceived change of attitudes. Method Survey research design is used, with cluster sampling probability method. This method has a strong external validity in that the results obtained from the selected sample could be generalized to a wider population. [...]
[...] What would be your greatest contribution to guns control legislation if you had a chance today? 19. From your contribution towards guns control legislation, do you think it would make your country, region and neighborhood worth to living in? Yes Partly yes No 20. Which sex in the society do you think should have the legal right to possess guns? Does this contradict the current References 1. Roberts, J. and A. Doob General Media consumption and the public attitudes justice and crime. [...]
[...] This article draws a direct relationship between media violence, television violence being a part of it and gun control legislation. Its further investigates the effect of having firearms readily available to part of the public and presence of violent activities, the article therefore supports the hypothesis, and this enables the government to come up with appropriate policies to curb firearm violence. In this study Dowler, K. (June 06, 2002) examined the effect of media consumption on attitudes towards guns and gun control. [...]
[...] Therefore the current study seeks to research whether reduced support for gun control legislation is one of the resultant effects. The article, Wolpert, R. M., & Gimpel, J. G. (September 01, 1998) analyzes the public attitude on fire arm control with the aim of establishing whether gun holders possess distinctive policy preferences. Public tends to support legislation that enhances their interests Self interest was established to influence public preferences on firearm legislation while banning of handguns resulted into even stronger effects on self-interest than on imposing delay on guns purchase time or banning assault weapons . [...]
[...] Analyzing the Cottle's (2005: factors thought to contribute to punitive like round the clock news, constant ‘story rehearsing', “helped to produce a new ‘public mood' [about the Stephen Lawrence case] and it was on this basis that the media felt able to publicly enact, often in concert, a form of ‘moral solidarity' which gave them license to direct flows of moral opprobrium and moral approbation whilst sustaining the impetus for change.”, this demonstrated the role played by the media in legal platform in support or lack of it. The current research proposal seeks to establish quantitatively how actually this effect on public support is widespread among different ages, races, regions after exposure to violent television. In another paper Surette, R. (September 06, 1985). The author shows that the violent television just as much as it is related to punitive criminal justice other factors such as sex and race could also be highly related to the same. The article Boda, Z., & Szabó, G. (January 01, 2011). [...]
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