In August 2011, rioting erupted in several cities across the UK following the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham, London. Reading the Riots is the only research study into the causes and consequences of the summer riots involving interviews with large numbers of people who actually took part in the disorder. A project run jointly by the Guardian and the London School of Economics (LSE), the aim was to produce evidence-based social research that would help explain why the rioting spread across England. This ebook is a summary of the results of this ground-breaking survey.
Reading the Riots