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IMPACT OF TELEVISION VIOLENCE IN RELATION TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY TABLE OF CONTENTS IntroductionEffects Of Television - The BeginningCorrelational ExperimentsField ExperimentsCause And Effects On Types Of ChildrenConclusionReferences 113568 When children are taught how to tie their shoes it is because of how their parents showed them When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachers show 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 have not been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well What we must first realize is that television today is different than television of the past violence is more prevalent in todays programming unlike the true family programming of the past EFFECTS OF TELEVISION - THE BEGINNING Questions about the effects of television violence have been around since the beginning of television The first mention of a concern about televisions effects upon our children can be found in many Congressional hearings as early as the 1950s For example the United States Senate Committee on Juvenile Delinquency held a series of hearings during 1954-55 on the impact of television programs on juvenile crime These hearings were only the beginning of continuing congressional investigations by this committee and others from the 1950s to the present 1 In addition to the congressional hearings begun in the 1950s there are many reports that have been written which include National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence Baker Ball 1969 Surgeon Generals Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior 1972 the report on children and television drama by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry 1982 National Institute of Mental Health Television and Behavior Report NIMH 1982 Pearl Bouthilet Lazar 1982 National Research Council 1993 violence report and reports from the American Psychological
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