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Representations of violence and the impact of violent crime

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09 November 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

University of Salford - Media City Campus
Media City
M50 2HE


The event will examine society’s fascination with those who commit acts of horrendous violence. The event will seek to examine the roots of the romanticised representation of the violent criminal and gangs as glamourous, stylist but amoral outlaws. It will ask questions such as: Why do we find such figures attractive? Why is the popular representation of the gangster so at odds with the reality of those involved in organised crime? What the psychological factors that motivate those involved in acts of violence?

Contact: Ian Cummins at for further details