Does Film Media Violence Cause Violent Crime?

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Violence in the media has been a concern over a long period of time. People raise concerns about scenes of violence in films, television and other forms of media and this have lead to several laws being passed, each restricting content in television, films etc. In the twenty first century, a new form of media has been shoved into limelight, the media these days have very strong approach towards things happening around the world. It does influence people and their activities around the globe.

The media both affects and reflects society. It has a profound influence on behaviour of its audience. When people try to imitate something they have seen or heard, are they capable of distinguishing between right and wrong? Youngsters these days, often imitate their role models blindly. What is being highlighted in the entertainment industry is the wrongdoings of these celebrities whom the young people idolize.Media, on their part, often showcase the negativity of an incident. It hypes the acceptability of vices.

The scenes of the violence being shown in the films and television these days have affected the mind of people.The rate of crime among youngsters have increased significantly. It is natural tendency of human behaviour to absorb negative things faster than the positive things. What people perceive, is the way people behave. Many a times, there has been a question mark on the credibility of media. The affect of the violence being shown in the films and other forms of media has always been a topic of debate for Parents and Politicians.A single question however,rises over the the din caused by the concerned parents and the politicians;is the violence in the T.V.s/ films/news etc really has that much effect on society?Much more of the cue will be taken from parents, siblings,mentors, teachers and friends than from media.
Every year number of movies are being made, all of them are not based on the crime and violence. There are films that bring about positive effect on people, they give out some social message to people.Same is applied to television and other forms of media. There are incidences where media has been a path shower to people and youngsters, taking into account recent incident of Delhi Gangrape. So, what is being shown on media and T.V. is not always offensive. It is on the person, how he/she perceive things. So,to conclude media alone does not has the ability to convince people to commit crime and violence.

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22 Responses to Does Film Media Violence Cause Violent Crime?

  1. Ritika says:

    The simple concept is this that a person who has a criminal mentality could draw inspiration from anywhere & everywhere, so can’t blame any thing for it.

  2. Ronak Garg says:

    I don’t feel so, as movies are never intended to do provoke mass to do to something wrong. It depends upon the individual how he takes it.
    If movies shows way to criminal activities then it also mention the outcome of it which is generally bad for the wrong deeds and vice-verse.

  3. Saurabh Singh says:

    No i don’t think that for any crime in the country Film media is responsible because in this ara everyone is much capable to differentiate between right and wrong things.

  4. ayushi says:

    i do not agree with this…. people know better that what is GOOD and what is bad for them… no one and no scene can force him to do anything …they should understand that REEL LIFE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM THE REAL LIFE OF THOSE CHARACTER

  5. Siddhant Tripathi says:

    Of course it does.
    In fact most of the accidents happen in the most serious categories due to the blind and ignorant imitation of the action and stunt scenes!

  6. Pragya Saxena says:

    no i dont think so..movies are a part of just entertainment only …and aftr al everyone’s instinct is better to judge everything..

  7. jagritisingh says:

    I don’t think so that movies are responsible for this its totally up to u that how you grasp the things from the movie either it is positive or negative. It is just an excuse.

  8. Ankita Prajapati says:

    The impact of media violence on aggressive and violent behavior. At present, the evidence for short-term increases in minor aggression remains inconclusive and a subject of continued debate. However, at present, the weight of evidence does not support a link between media violence and acts of serious aggression or violent crime. Persistent focus on this debate may potentially risk loss of attention to more pressing social causes of crime including poverty, family violence, social inequality, and the drug trade.

  9. poorva gupta says:

    No i dont think totally depends upon the indivisual..
    People should keep difference between “REAL” life and “REEL” life

  10. sakshi sharma says:

    Ya somewhat..but i don’t think it plays a major role…after all its human instinct and his/her mind set that let any individual to commit any violence.

  11. Chitranshi Dhaneshwar says:

    Film is all about entertainment.It has nothing to do real life but getting inspired from it and perfroming the same thing is simply foolishness.

  12. Akanksha Kalla says:

    Ya I think film media contributes a bit to the incresing crime rate.

  13. Akash Gupta says:

    Movies are imaginary and they are not real, its been rehearsed wisely , it may sometimes causes negative effect on small childrens but by the way youth must choose the right way which way to take the things, in my opinion it is not a crime it is just an act !!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Mankeshwar Tripathi says:

    Movies just cannot be blamed for this. If seen on the positive side, then you will find the right thing but if you just focus only on the negative aspects, then its totally on you, what you get from that movie media.

  15. patlakshi says:

    We exploit variation in the violence of blockbuster movies from 1995 to 2004, and study the effect on same-day assaults. We find that violent crime decreases on days with larger theater audiences for violent movies. The effect is partly due to voluntary incapacitation: between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m., a one million increase in the audience for violent movies reduces violent crime by 1.1% to 1.3%. After exposure to the movie, between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., violent crime is reduced by an even larger percent. This finding is explained by the self-selection of violent individuals into violent movie attendance, leading to a substitution away from more volatile activities. In particular, movie attendance appears to reduce alcohol consumption. The results emphasize that media exposure affects behavior not only via content, but also because it changes time spent in alternative activities.

  16. sakshi chaudhary says:

    i don’t think so that criminal media is really responsible for the criminal violence in the society as every person has his own thoughts and views about a situation and one is enough capable to understand what’s going around and to take decision regarding to it…….if one follow wrong path by taking inspiration from movies or criminal serials than its such a foolish thing to be done!!!!!

  17. lubna khan says:

    I don’t think so because everyone is having their own thinking n it depends only on how we are taking positive or negative.

  18. Ruchi _ says:

    partially I would agree with the statement but it depends on an individual how he/she reacts. At times the youngsters try to imitate the actions . yes it can provoke but cant be the only reason to cause violence.

  19. Ravi Sandh says:

    when we talk about youth so youth should have common sense that what thing is right n what wrong and chosse accordingly

    • Ravi Sandh says:

      when we talk about youth so youth should have common sense that what thing is right n what wrong and chosse accordingly………. by watching movies its not rite to choose something b/c we know movies are imaginary only…………………..

  20. BHarti PaNdey says:

    I too ca’nt agree to this ….as people know clearly ………..that there there are two sides to a coin which is potrayed in a movie….It doesnot means we need to follow the wrong path ….we need to understand the consequences of every wrong path we follow….

  21. Pallavi Sinha says:

    I don think so it wil.if we r talking abt youth they r mature enough than before and able to think pros n cons of every possible things and decide better for themselves.

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