Journal Article

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

Katrin Hohl, Betsy Stanko and Tim Newburn

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 7, issue 1, pages 12-20
Published in print March 2013 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online November 2012 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pas055
The Effect of the 2011 London Disorder on Public Opinion of Police and Attitudes Towards Crime, Disorder, and Sentencing

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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 which were hit hardest by the disorder. We also observed a substantial shift towards greater punitiveness and authoritarian viewpoints following the disorder.

Journal Article.  4728 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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