Essay on Is Video Game Violence the Cause of Juvenile Delinquency?
The impact of video games containing violence has recently become a focus of research because children are theoretically more susceptible to behavioral influences when they are active participants than when they are observers. To date, violent video games …show more content…
Although there are great explanations to believe that video games may be the cause to some juvenile delinquency according to the 2006 National Report on Juvenile Offenders and Victims from the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, the most recent statistics show that the number of murders involving juveniles has done nothing but fall since 1994, and even more surprising, that in 2002, the level hasn't been that low since 1984. Not only that, but the juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate has also done nothing but fall since 1994.
Juvenile crime has actually gone down since the release of violent video games. However, there are numerous questions that come up in these tragic situations. The biggest question in all this is; regardless of whether or not these games are appropriate for a certain age; where are the parents in all