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Understanding the riots

John Lea and Simon Hallsworth put the riots into political and historic perspective. (This article is republished from Issue 87, March 2012 of Criminal Justice Matters) To make sense of last summer's riots it is important to put them in historical perspective. A comparison with the 1981 riots...
cjm 102: And finally...
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Explaining the riots

P A J Waddington puts the August 2011 riots into the context of policing public order The response of government, police and criminal justice agencies, media and campaigners across the political spectrum to the rioting last August was all too predictable. There was general agreement that these...
cjm 87: The August 2011 Riots
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The law of moments: understanding the flashpoint that ignited the riots

David Waddington on how the shooting of Mark Duggan led to the August 2011 rioting In his detailed review of major instances of public disorder in eighteenth and nineteenth century England, Stevenson (1979), remarks how ‘it is often possible to pinpoint a moment when things might have turned out...
cjm 87: The August 2011 Riots
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Understanding the riots

John Lea and Simon Hallsworth put the riots into political and historical perspective To make sense of last summer's riots it is important to put them in historical perspective. A comparison with the 1981 riots in Brixton, Liverpool and elsewhere and with the 2001 riots in Bradford and nearby towns...
cjm 87: The August 2011 Riots
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Riots, pure and simple?

Tim Hope introduces this special issue of cjm ‘It is criminality, pure and simple’; so said the Prime Minister in his Statement to Parliament on 11 August 2011 following days and nights of rioting and looting across London and other English cities. As most of us usually concern ourselves with...
cjm 87: The August 2011 Riots
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cjm 87: The August 2011 Riots

The themed section featuring a series of articles by contributors who consider the background of, and offer a narrative about, the riots that took place in August 2011. Guest editor Tim Hope introduces a number of contributors, including David Waddington who points out that public disorders in...