would you recommend that children or teens be forbidden to view media with violent content

Considering the mixed evidence on the association between media and crime, would you recommend that children or teens be forbidden to view media with violent content? Why or why not and what criminological theory helps support your answer? Your paper should include material from the textbook. Paper must not be more than three full pages double-spaced not including citation page. Must use APA for citation.

  • Suggestions for how to organize your paper. These are suggestions to help you, but it is not required that every point listed below be addressed.
    • Do not forget to answer each question in the prompt (there are three)
    • Specify what type of media you are going to discuss in your paper (film, tv, social media, music)
    • What do you, society, or research consider violent content?
    • Focus on a particular crime (murder, sex crimes, robbery, auto theft)
    • Identify what age group you are discussing. (There is a huge difference between a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old in their interactions and understanding of media)
  • APA requirements
    • Paper must be typed & numbered.
    • Paper must be 2-3 pages in length.
    • Paper should adhere to A.P.A format.
    • Paper must cite all assigned readings. That is, all authors that were assigned should be cited in your paper. Do not use secondary citations (i.e., a citation that was in one of your readings, but you never actually read the original research). Do not cite by summarizing one reading, then another, then another, etc. Instead, you need to integrate the citations into your essay.
    • This is a scholarly paper. Avoid using “I” (or other pronouns).
    • The paper must include a title.
    • The paper must include an introduction paragraph that should grab the reader’s attention and state the thesis of the paper.
      • Ex. The purpose of this paper is to ….
    • The paper must include supporting paragraphs.
      • Do not use long quotes.
      • Break up paragraphs so that one paragraph does not go one for a whole page.
      • **Be sure to cite authors in your paragraphs.
    • The paper must include a conclusion paragraph.
      • Ex. In conclusion, this paper presented….

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