"Trigger Tracks": is there a relationship between music and violence on licensed premises?

Phipps, Anne (2008) "Trigger Tracks": is there a relationship between music and violence on licensed premises? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    "Trigger Tracks" aims to explore the relationship between music and violence within a specific venue in Portsmouth. This dissertation is building upon work conducted in the field of the night-time economy. The focus is upon the influence that music might have upon violent behaviour. The overall objective in conducting this mixed methods case study was to particularly examine types of music and certain tracks, however in conducting the research it has become of a much broader focus as other factors became more relevant to the incidents. The research has concluded that tempo and volume may be more significant than the actual genre of music. With the limited time frame that the study was conducted in it was felt that no firm patterns emerged to demonstrate a definite link, however the research has highlighted that this area is under-researched and that in the future pubs and clubs may have to consider atmospherics as a factor in the violence on licensed premises rather than just a means to encourage greater sales.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/633

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