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Policing as a causal factor – a fresh view on riots and social unrest

Klein, Axel (2012) Policing as a causal factor – a fresh view on riots and social unrest. Safer Communities, 11 (1). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1757-8043. (doi:10.1108/17578041211200074) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:28627)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to comment on the outbreak of disturbances in England and

a direct response to policing practice. While many policy makers argue that a likely rise in public unrest

disturbances in England, France, the USA and Tunisia suggests that it is not the absence but the heavy

makers have loaded onto the police, which have little to do with public safety but strain relations between

Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a policy assessment.

practice. The outbreak of riots at a time of austerity suggests that resources should be focused on core

Originality/value – The paper provides a new look at the breakdown in public order.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/17578041211200074
Uncontrolled keywords: Riots, Police, Aggression, Public safety, Communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28627 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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