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VIOLENCE IN MOVIES The last few years have seen an increase in violence in movies Action movies seem to get more exciting than the previous movies each year and therefore more violence is shown Many people complain that violence is influencing our country and its youths which causes many youths to fascinate about violence eventually experience the fascination of violence for themselves and go crazy - go on a killing spree or something similar Violence in movies do in some way affect youths and people in society It affects peoples views of themselves other people the world and peoples thoughts on certain things Beliefs or values and attitudes may be affected by violence in movies For example if a certain person is a racist and believes white people are superior to black people they may watch a movie which displays racial discrimination such as American History X and after viewing violent action against blacks the person may decide to take action and go out and kill black people This is an example of someones beliefsvalues and attitudes being affected by violence in movies It is believed that whatever is seen at the movies children will praise certain shows and characters featured and try to be like them They look up to their hero and want to do everything that person does In an action packed movie the hero or the good guy is loved by children and they may try to copy their actions thus leading to violence So it is believed that violence in movies will increase physical aggressiveness among children and violent criminal behavior One method by which violent movies may promote criminal violence is simple imitation Two surveys of young American male violent felons found that 22-34 had imitated crime techniques they watched on an action packed movie On the questionnaire I conducted 60 of the people who participated in the questionnaire said they have an
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