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NCJ Number: 230053 Find in a Library
Title: Applying the Flashpoints Model of Public Disorder to the 2001 Bradford Riot
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:342-359
Author(s): David P. Waddington
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Swindon SN2 1UJ,
Grant Number: RES-170-250001
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses the book Flashpoints: Studies in Public Disorder.
Abstract: It is 21 years since the publication of the author's Flashpoints: Studies in Public Disorder. In this book, and in subsequent publications, David Waddington and his colleagues have outlined and refined the so-called Flashpoints Model of Public Disorder, which has underpinned separate analyses of orderly and disorderly crowd events in Britain, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North and South America. The model has had its critics and detractors-the most recent being Paul Bagguley and Yasmin Hussain, who level several criticisms at the model in their book, Riotous Citizens: Ethnic Conflict in Multicultural Britain, an analysis of the 2001 Bradford riot. This paper not only addresses these criticisms, but uses Bagguley and Hussain's own account as the basis of a re-analysis of the Bradford riot in terms of the flashpoints model. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Causal models; Civil disorders; England; Foreign criminal justice research; Riot causes; Riot control; Riot patterns
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