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The Effect of the 2011 London Disorder on Public Opinion of Police and Attitudes Towards Crime, Disorder, and Sentencing

Hohl, K., Stanko, B. and Newburn, T. (2013). The Effect of the 2011 London Disorder on Public Opinion of Police and Attitudes Towards Crime, Disorder, and Sentencing. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 7(1), pp. 12-20. doi: 10.1093/police/pas055

Abstract

How did the 2011 London disorder affect Londoners? This article presents the findings from a study on the impact of the disorder on Londoners’ attitudes towards the police, sentencing, crime and disorder, using Metropolitan Police Public Attitude Survey (METPAS) data from the weeks before and after the disorder. The findings suggest that while public confidence remained largely steady, confidence is lower (and already was lower prior to the disorder) in those areas of London what were hit hardest by the disorder. We also observe a substantial shift towards greater punitiveness and authoritarian viewpoints following the disorder.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: published by OUP.
Publisher Keywords: policing and public opinion, London disorders, punitiveness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4488
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