After the riots: evidence from the voluntary and community sector on the causes of the 2011 riots and next steps for policy and practice

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Allen, James; Stuffins, Charlotte; Wilding, Karl
Date of publication
1 October 2011
Young Offenders, Offenders
Social welfare
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This report aims to synthesise and reflect the wide range of views on the causes of the 2011 riots that various organisations have raised. In doing so it aims to raise issues that current enquiries need to investigate and prove or discount with robust lines of investigation. The depth and breadth of the arguments presented serves to highlight that there are no simple answers or slogans in relation to the causes of the riots. Further to this the report examines some of the responses to the riots by various voluntary bodies and individuals. The report concludes with recommendations to government and public sector bodies, voluntary sector organisations and the media. An over-arching recommendation is to recognise the complex, long term nature of the causes of the riots.

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