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Australian violence: contemporary perspectives

Duncan Chappell, Peter Grabosky, and Heather Strang (eds)
ISBN 0 642 15763 4 ISSN 1034-5086
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1991


The First National Conference on Violence was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology on behalf of the National Committee on Violence, and was held in Canberra, October 1989. This collection of the conference papers covers topics such as:

  • the incidence and causes of violence;
  • deterrence measures;
  • perceptions of violence on television;
  • public violence;
  • domestic assault;
  • international perspectives;
  • socioeconomic determinants; masculinity; and
  • issues relating to victims of violence.