The Dynamics of Group Violence
The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a report examining some of the factors behind group violence:
Swarming and the social dynamics of group violence
Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice series no. 326
This report identifies the different group formations involved in group violence, as well as two community policing initiatives focused on improving police-community relations. Such understanding will assist in the development of specific policy and practitioner responses that seek to prevent or reduce the escalation of group violence when there is the unexpected gathering of large numbers of people.
A copy of the report with a complete list of AIC publications is available here: