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IMPACT OF TELEVISION VIOLENCEIN RELATION TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCYTABLE OF CONTENTSIntroductionEffects Of Television - The BeginningCorrelational ExperimentsFieldExperimentsCause And Effects On Types Of ChildrenConclusionReferences 113568When children are taught how to tie their shoes it is because of how their parents showedthem When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachersshow them With all of the role models how does television effect our children Many adults feel that because they watched television when they were young and they havenot been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well What wemust first realize is that television today is different than television of the pastviolence is more prevalent in todays programming unlike the true family programming of thepastEFFECTS OF TELEVISION - THE BEGINNINGQuestions about the effects of television violence have been around since the beginning oftelevision The first mention of a concern about televisions effects upon ourchildren can be found in many Congressional hearings as early as the 1950s For examplethe United States Senate Committee on Juvenile Delinquency held a series of hearingsduring 1954-55 on the impact of television programs on juvenile crime These hearings wereonly the beginning of continuing congressional investigations by this committee and othersfrom the 1950s to the present1In addition to the congressional hearings begun in the 1950s there are many reports thathave been written which include National Commission on the Causes and Prevention ofViolence Baker Ball 1969 Surgeon Generals Scientific Advisory Committee onTelevision and Social Behavior 1972 the report on children and television drama by theGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry 1982 National Institute of Mental HealthTelevision and Behavior Report NIMH 1982 Pearl Bouthilet Lazar 1982 NationalResearch Council 1993 violence report and reports from the American PsychologicalAssociations Task Force on Television and Society Huston et al 1992and Commission on Violence and Youth American Psychological Association1992 Donnerstein Slaby Eron 1992 All of these reports agree with each otherabout the harmful effects of television violence in
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