Regulating Violence in Entertainment

Regulating Violence in Entertainment

by Paul Ruschmann
     
 

Many Americans believe that exposure to violent entertainment harms young people. Some argue that violence in entertainment is so serious a problem that the government should protect people from it and regulate it, as has been done with tobacco. Opponents of regulation contend that the scientific evidence linking violent entertainment to real-world violence is far

Overview

Many Americans believe that exposure to violent entertainment harms young people. Some argue that violence in entertainment is so serious a problem that the government should protect people from it and regulate it, as has been done with tobacco. Opponents of regulation contend that the scientific evidence linking violent entertainment to real-world violence is far from conclusive and that restricting access to it would be unworkable and perhaps counterproductive. Regulation also raises constitutional issues because entertainment is protected speech under the First Amendment. In Regulating Violence in Entertainment, learn how this debate is likely to intensify, as more realistic and interactive forms of violent entertainment become available.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135107
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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