Violence and Pornography in the Media

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Violence and Pornography in the Media Most controversial of all topics in mass media is its role in violence and pornography through  proliferation of programming with violent themes and action and overt sexual content. Violence in the media Researchers in each of the last three decades have produced major research studies on the role of  media violence, especially its influence on children and adolescents. In 1972, the U.S. Surgeon  General commissioned a study, which was followed in 1982 by a comprehensive study from the  National Institute of Mental Health. Ten years later the American Psychological Association  concluded its research. These three diverse groups with varying approaches and perspectives  evaluated all available information. All three concluded, without reservation, that mass-media  violence does indeed contribute to violence in people regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity.  According to these studies, the primary danger lies in the fact that the media portrays violence as  normal or acceptable, and the problem is compounded when the aggressor goes unpunished. Such  portrayals lead to desensitization and a greater likelihood of aggressive behavior. Pornography
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