The Impact Of Television Hip Hop Music And Violent Video Games On Young Adults

1988 Words May 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Residences in Belize City are concern with the spike of violence seen escalating recently. Our older population who have lived most if not all there live in this once peaceful jewel often express there observation of how the gangs are turning this city into one of the most violent country in the Central America and the world. “ Belize is officially the sixth most dangerous country in the world with an average of just over 39 homicides per 100,000 residences (Belize 2012 Crime and Safety Report 2012) The government of Belize must consider undertaking initiatives to curb and effectively tackle the issue of gang violence and factors that influence our youths. This paper seeks to identify the root causes and supposed influence that television hip hop music and violent video games have on impact on young males to commit violent crime. A review of the literature and a quantitative and qualitative analysis confirm that exclusion, unemployment and poverty contribute to youth involvement in gang activities.
INTRODUCTION
Is the weekend shooting of a pair of Belize City men a gang related incident? (5news). There is hardly a day that goes by without a statement such as this one make the evening news headline due to increase of gang violence in the city. Gang activities became a reality in Belize back in the 1990s when the importation of the Crips and Bloods by persons that were deported directly from Los Angeles, California. Since then gangs has splinter into twenty six active groups…

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