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100 of the time something violent is on television Whether its an action movie a crime drama or even childrens TV show violence is always available for the public to watch Despite what some may believe television and movies may not be responsible for societal violence Often violence in media can portray a hero fighting for good or a villain being punished for a violent crime If anything violence in media might force society to better itselfViolence in society has been around for a very very long time Ancient societies dating as far back as 1000BCE were already committing violence in quests to gain territory and build empires 1 Let it be known that violence stems from conflict between humans is caused by differences in beliefs Before civilized society came about violence was a perfectly natural way of ending a conflict 2 Just as violent villains are punished in civilized society they are almost always punished on television A good example of this is the television show Criminal Minds Although the violent criminal may be intelligent about his or her crimes the Behavioral Analysis Unit always catches him or her through excessive strategy and evaluation The convict almost always dies or is placed in prison Seeing this reduces the probability of a viewer to commit a violent crime When the consequences of an action are out of a persons favor he or she will attempt to stay away from the action altogether 4 Violence although not accepted by society could be considered natural in human nature Humans need to relieve stress and violence is a surefire way to do so Psychologist Christopher Ferguson from Texas AM University suggests that violence in todays media could increase stress management abilities in youth because it allows them to experience violence without actually participating in it therefore reducing the likelihood of actually committing it 5Children unlike most adults are still learning to avoid violence Most childrens shows
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