Britain riots and crowd psychology

By Joanne Black In Commentary

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27th August, 2011
This week the British Government has talked tough over the riots that claimed several lives, caused millions of pounds worth of damage and shocked the world with images of looting and arson in the streets of London. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced a “riot payback scheme”, in which those convicted of involvement in the mayhem will be made to “look their victims in the eye” as part of restorative justice schemes. Others will be made to do community work in the areas where looting, arson and the wilful damage of property took place. Prime Minister David Cameron has ...

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