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Crowd Violence Analysis

Research and discuss crowd violence (the theories behind the psychological, biological, and sociological correlates of these phenomena). Take some time to analyze and evaluate the sources, events, and systems from a counterterrorism perspective and discuss what you believe is the salient driving force behind violent crowds and why. Consider different venues and variables in your analysis. For example, take into account closed spaces verses open spaces, gender and age composition, race, culture, and so on.

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Recently, the riots in Ferguson demonstrate these premises. You might use also examples such as the 2003's post Super Bowl rioting where 90 people were arrested after the Oakland Raiders lost the Super bowl. You might also select the 1999 riot at Woodstock as another lens.

As you narrow your topic, this article is helpful:
Vider, S. (2004). Rethinking Crowd Violence: Self-Categorization Theory and the Woodstock 1999 Riot. Journal For The Theory Of Social Behaviour, 34(2), 141-166.

Specifically, Vider traces theories about crowd violence to LeBon's theory of crowd psychology in The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind. According to LeBon (1895/1995), individuals in ...

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Theories of crowd violence are briefly explored in 500 words of notes and a reference.