In the United States, the exposure of young men to violent media has become an area of increasing concern. Research has shown that 1) the consumption of violent TV, movies, and now video games has increased, and 2) consumption of violent media and especially long-term exposure lead to desensitization to violence in general.
Read the articles by Engelhardt et al. (2011) and Abou & Fournis (2014). In an essay of 750-1,000 words:
- Explain how violent media may be influencing violent crime rates today—specifically rape and homicide—and in a way that may be difficult to measure.
- How has this phenomenon impacted U.S. legislation?
Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content.