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Hate crimes and their etiology will be next to explored. Then domestic violence, examining one theory that explains the power dynamics between couples and how these dynamics cause couples violence. Black men, who are more violent than other groups, will next be explored, in the context of the sociological reasons for their violent behavior. Lastly, the way that violence is learned will be explained.
Joran van der Sloot savagely attacks a woman with a baseball bat, leaves her dead body and takes off. Ted Bundy kills a multitude of women over a long period of time. Hitler. Charles Manson. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Jack the Ripper. These are just a few of the infamous names that have become household over the years. What causes these men to kill? Is it sociological, psychological, neurological, or all of the above? Jonathan Pincus, MD and Dorothy Lewis, MD theorize that violent criminals are made through a combination of neurological damage, psychiatric illness and abuse. This underlying pathology is the cause of all kinds of killers – one-time killers, serial killers, rage killers and killers who dissociate. Roy Hazelwood, an FBI profiler, contends that killers are disorganized or organized, the disorganized being the one-time rage killers, the organized being the stereotypical serial killer. These causes point to individualistic, psychological, neurological and abuse causes. There are other factors that cause violence as well, sociological causes. Hate is one of these – when individuals stereotype, scapegoat and dehumanize whole groups of people, hate-related violence ensues. Blacks suffer a disproportionate amount of violence, and the causes for this is sociological as well. Violence is learned through cultural expectations, television exposure and through witnessing violence at home. Domestic violence is caused through complex power dynamics between couples.
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Moral values are the principles that determine and decide the magnitude to which a human action or behavior is right or wrong. Nature has created the call of conscience in the breast of every human, which applauds him on performing righteousness as well as condemns him on going astray from the right path.
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Leach looks at the role of pornography in violence, so perhaps his book serves as a good jumping off point for the present consideration of aggression and violence is sports. Justice Potter Stewart used what is sometimes called the "I know it when I see it" test for identifying obscenity
There is hardly a place where we don t see this behavior. But while it is present everywhere classification is a more elusive problem. The age old question inevitably arises: Is aggression acquired through social acculturation or is it something inherent, that is to say is simply an inborn trait.
First, viewers themselves may perceive violence in different ways (Gunter, B. 1985) often leading to a situation where a researcher's rating of media violence may be more extreme than that of the viewer (Gunter, and McAleer, 1990). For example, cartoons are often deemed to be violent, yet children hardly ever interpret them this way.
A study undergone, and then later followed up, from 1977 to 1992 revealed that exposure to media violence increases aggression in children regardless of their social status, normal levels of aggression, and environment (Huesmann, 2003). As such, parents need to
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