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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

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  2. This is what I have s far.

    Most people in the19th century lived in poverty, which leads to higher rates of crime. Not to mention the utter lack of law enforcement and the laws that were enforced were generally in the form of a punitive punishment for example hanging for stealing a horse.

    Much of TV is corrupt and puts corrupt and perverted ideas into the minds of already sinful people. Because movies, TV shows, and depraved videos, people are getting the wrong ideas on sex, love, marriage, raising children, solving life's problems. All TV shows and movies are not bad, but we need to be very careful what we fill our minds with, observe.

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  4. Most people <~~It'd be better to have actual numbers or percentages in here; "most people" is pretty vague. in the 19th century lived in poverty<~~definition of poverty = ??, which leads to higher rates of crime<~~also vague; higher than what?. Not to mention the utter lack of law enforcement and the laws that were enforced were generally in the form of a punitive punishment for example hanging for stealing a horse.<~~This entire thing is a fragment, not a complete sentence. Fix it. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/fragments.htm

    Much of TV is corrupt and puts corrupt and perverted ideas into the minds of already sinful people. Because movies, TV shows, and depraved videos, people are getting the wrong ideas on sex, love, marriage, raising children, solving life's problems. All TV shows and movies are not bad, but we need to be very careful what we fill our minds with, observe. Again, there are many vague references and generalizations in here. You'll have a better paper if you are more specific. Use statistics and be detailed about the where's and when's these stats are valid.

    http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/itl/graphics/adhom/general.html

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  5. If I may so, I would advise not falling in to the idea that mass media compels people to commit crimes. Individual people should be held responsible for the individual consequences of their own individual actions. Sorry to have to say this, but I do not believe that people should shift the blame toward certain factors for interfering with their capacity to distinguish right from wrong when the fault lies strictly with that person's bad choice(s). Yes, I am an advocate of personal repsonsibility.

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