But until recently there has been little willingness to acknowledge the most powerful reason for concern: the fact that violence on the screen may encourage real violence. Some television producers claim that in certain particular cases where crimes of violence were said to have been a reaction to fictional violence, no such direct relationship existed or was provable.DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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However, concern about social effects of television violence rests on the fact that realistic simulations of ferocious violence made possible by the use of film turn the wiewer into a witness of, and an accomplice to, acts which in real life are never likely to be seen.
We are told televison is commited to providing a range of programmes to suit different tastes. But televison producers and pregramme makers are unwilling to reconigze that by the kind of programmes they transmit they help to form the tastes for which they cater.
What happens aa a consequence is the fact that our taste is slowly changed until it becomes possible to transmit scenes which, no long before, would have been unthinkable. Thus , society gradually adjusts itself to gruesome images shown on television. As a result, people predisposed to violence are encouraged to assume thet violence is just a normal part of everyday life.
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