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The initial Metropolitan Police handling of the Tottenham riots shows a depressing failure to learn lessons from recent history

Gilson, Christopher (2011) The initial Metropolitan Police handling of the Tottenham riots shows a depressing failure to learn lessons from recent history. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The deputy Mayor in charge of London’s police authority and Scotland Yard’s high command have both repeatedly claimed that nobody could have foreseen that an initial protest over the shooting dead of a black suspect in Tottenham would mushroom into a riot situation. However, Chris Gilson finds that recent history should have provided plenty of pointers to how deaths at police hands or in police custody can often act as triggers for wider outbreaks of lawlessness.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 16:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38018/

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