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The Search for Understanding
Publication date: 1999
Total pages: 152
ISBN: 1 86020 568 2
Price: £ 17.50
Defining Violence: The Search for Understanding
takes forward the debate on television violence, examining the choices made
by viewers who were asked to edit different examples of screen violence.
The book examines what factors are taken into consideration when
deciding whether violence is acceptable or not to the individual. It
also poses the question – does personal experience of violence affect
the way one defines it? As well as standard demographic sampling, groups
were recruited who would bring added insight into violence: young men
and women who were familiar with violence, policemen, World War II
veterans, women with a fear of crime and parents of young children.
Professor David E. Morrison is Research Director of the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds.