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  1. Introduction
  2. Literature review
  3. Theoretical literature
  4. Method
  5. Limitations
  6. Conclusion

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. [...]


[...] same amount of time after exposure to violent television, the media exposure after the first violent exposure, social environment of the respondents should be relatively alike. Analyze the data acquired from the respondents, determine how well the survey answers the research questions and the correlation between the respondents answers, this correlation would enable the researcher to make a conclusive statement about the topic. Finally communicating the results and outcome to the relevant authorities, this could be in the form of formal presentation, articles, or email. [...]


[...] In this research proposal the role violent crime television plays on support for gun control legislation will be investigated. It is hypothesized that violent crime television leads to a drop in support for gun control legislation. The literature reviews covered below will be used to support and demonstrate the hypothesis, the following factors are studied in the literature with the aim of drawing a final conclusive report; race, gender, media impact, geographical location and age. Theoretical literature In the research article, Roberts, J. and A. [...]


[...] (September 01, 1998). Symbolic Politics, self-interest and Public Attitudes toward firearms Control. Political Behavior 241- Surette, R. (September 06, 1985). Violent Television Viewing and the Support of Punitive Criminal Justice Policy. London Journalism Quarterly Boda, Z., & Szabo?, G. (January 01, 2011). The media and attitudes towards justice system and crime: A qualitative approach. British Journal of Criminology 329- Slotsve, T., ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Electronic resource collection), & University of Texas at Arlington. (2006). [...]

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