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  • Barker, Martin (1984) The Video Nasties: Freedom and Censorship in the Arts, London: Pluto Press.
  • Barker, Martin and Petley Julian, ed. (1997) Ill Effects, The Media/Violence Debate, London, Routledge.
  • Barnett S., Thomson, K., (1996) ‘Portraying Sex: The Limits of Tolerance’ in British Social Attitudes the 13th Report, Cambridge University Pres
  • Browne, K and Pennell, A (1998) The Effects of Video Violence on Young Offenders, London, Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate
  • Buckingham, David (1996) , Moving Images: Children’s Emotional Responses to Television, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Cumberbatch, Guy and Howitt, Dennis (1989) A Measure of Uncertainty: The Effects of the Media, London: John Libbey.
  • Dewe Mathews, Tom (1994), Censored, What They Didn’t Allow You to See And Why: The Story of Film Censorship in Britain, London: Chatto & Windus.
  • Docherty, David, (1990), Public Opinion and Broadcasting Standards: Violence in Television Fiction, London: John Libbey.
  • Falcon, Richard, (1994), Classified! A Teacher’s Guide to Film and Video Censorship and Classification, British Film Institute.
  • Ford, M., Holder, S., Phelps, G., (1993) Video in View - Public Attitudes to Video Classification, London, British Board of Film Classification.
  • French, Karl, ed. (1996) Screen Violence, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Gauntlett, David (1995), Moving Experiences, Understanding Television’s Influences and Effects, London: John Libbey.
  • Gunter, B (1998), The Effects of Video Games on Children: The Myth Unmasked, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press.
  • Hagell, A. and Newburn, T. (1994), Young Offenders and the Media: Viewing Habits and Preferences. London: Policy Studies Institute.
  • Hargrave, Andrea Millwood: Halloran, J and Gray, P (1996) Young People and the Media, London, Broadcasting Standards Commission
  • Newson, E, (1994) Video Violence and the Protection of Children, The Psychologist, 7 (6) pp 272-274
  • Petley, Julian (2011) Film and Video Censorship in Modern Britain, Edinburgh University Press
  • Phelps, Guy, (1975) Film Censorship, London, Gollanz. (Out of print, but may be available in public libraries)
  • Robertson, James C. (1985) The British Board of Film Censors. Film Censorship in Britain 1896 - 1950, London, Croom Helm.
  • Robertson, James C. (1989) The Hidden Cinema. British Film Censorship in Action 1913 - 1972, London, Routledge.
  • Schlesinger, P: Haynes, R, Boyle, R and McNair, B (1998) Men Viewing Violence, London, BroadcastingStandards Commission
  • Trevelyan, John, (1973) What the Censor Saw, London, Michael Joseph.

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