What´s a Literature Review? Essays

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A literature review is a study written by someone on a specific topic by researching relevant literature available and interpreting it (Aveyard, 2010). A research question is developed and by using relevant literature the question is analysed in detail (Aveyard, 2010). The literature review is important because it gives you a shorter version of all relevant literature on the topic chosen, this is so the reader does not have to access the number of literatures used (Aveyard, 2010).

The writer will conduct a literature review on the following hypotheses: Urban Art is reducing illegal graffiti at Albion station, this is followed by the research question: Is urban art at Albion station reducing illegal graffiti? In the context of the location of this research it is in Albion, which comes under the Brimbank City Council. The writer will address this literature review by setting out themes and will address them in relation to the research question. The literature review will start out by providing a history on graffiti and what it is, the types of graffiti and why people do it followed by different theories behind it.

What is graffiti?
Graffiti can mean a lot of different things to people, some people may see it as a form of art and expression while others may see it as a form of vandalism (Morgan & Louis, 2009). To help fully define what graffiti is we would look at legislation. Section 3 of the Graffiti Prevention Act (2007) states that Mark graffiti means…

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