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Violent Land (Cartwright): Causes of Violence

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1). According to Cartwright, crime rates were exceedingly high in the nineteenth century before TV, movies, and rap videos had been created. What, if anything, does this say about the effect of media on crime?

2). What ere some of the other factors that provoked violence? Do you think that these factors will cause violence today?

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1). According to Cartwright, crime rates were exceedingly high in the nineteenth century before TV, movies, and rap videos had been created. What, if anything, does this say about the effect of media on crime?

It does not say much about the effect of violence in media on crime, mainly because there are many other correlates or determinants of crime, other than violence in the media. However, violence in the media has clearly been linked to violent crimes as well as other socio-cultural and psychological factors. As well, different factors might provoke crime in different eras. However, other 'crime' factors remain constant over time.

However, it is important not to think because one factor(s) is ruled as being linked to violence and crime (e.g., decline in the family, easy access to guns, heavy drinking, disappropriate male to female ration, etc.) that other factors are therefore ruled out as possible links to crime (e.g., violence in the media). One does not ...

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According to Cartwright, this solution discusses why crime rates were exceedingly high in the nineteenth century before TV, movies, and rap videos had been created and, what, if anything, this might say about the effect of media on crime. It also discusses other factors that provoke violence, and if these factors will cause violence today.

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