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Does entertainment influence societys attitude towards violent behavior In order to fully answer this question we must first understand what violence is Violence is the use of ones powers to inflict mental or physical injury upon another examples of this would be rape or murder Violence in entertainment reaches the public by way of television movies plays and novels Through the course of this essay it will be proven that violence in entertainment is a major factor in the escalation of violence in society once this is proven we will take all of the evidence that has been shown throughout this paper and come to a conclusion as to whether or not violence in entertainment is justified and whether or not it should be censored Television with its far reaching influence spreads across the globe Its most important role is that of reporting the news and maintaining communication between people around the world Televisions most influential yet most serious aspect is its shows for entertainment Violent childrens shows like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and adult shows like NYPD Blue and Homicide almost always fail to show human beings being able to resolve their differences in a non-violent manner instead they show a reckless attitude that promotes violent action first with reflection on the consequences later In one episode of NYPD Blue three people were murdered in the span of an hour Contemporary television creates a seemingly insatiable appetite for amusement of all kinds without regard for social or moral benefits Schultze 41 Findings over the past twenty years by three Surgeon Generals the Attorney Generals Task Force on Family Violence the American Medical Association the National Institute of Mental Health the American Psychiatric Association the American Psychological Association the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical authorities indicate that televised violence
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