These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Many theories have been posited about the underlying causes of the riots in England - from moral decay to excessive consumerism. Here two criminologists give their views on some of the arguments. Welfare dependence Sir Max Hastings, in an article for the Daily Mail, focused on "a perverted social ethos, which elevates personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the underclass the discipline - tough love - which alone might enable some of its members to escape from the swamp of dependency in which they live". There is a culture of entitlement in the UK, says David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University and a former prison governor.
List of riots in London From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The following is a list of riots and protests involving violent disorder that have occurred in London: Red commemorative plaque in Dock Street The Massacre of the Jews at the coronation of Richard I William with the long beard causes riots when he preaches for the poor against the rich Riots occur after London defeats Westminster in an annual wrestling contest; ring-leaders hanged or mutilated in punishment.
Rioting between goldsmiths and tailors   Evil May Day riot against foreigners takes place Bawdy House Riots took place following repression of a series of attacks against brothels  Sacheverell riotsfollowing the trial of the preacher, Henry Sacheverell Spitalfields weavers rioted, attacking women wearing Indian clothing and then attempting to rescue their arrested comrades  Riots against Gin Taxes and other legislation to control the Gin Crazeprincipally the Gin Act ; rioting was fuelled by consumption of the drink itself  The Spitalfield riots when silk weavers attempted to maintain their rate of pay Gordon riots against Catholics Old Price Riots, following a rise in the price of theatre tickets Spa Fields riotsSpenceans met in support of the common ownership of land Attacks against the Duke of Wellington in his carriage and on his home, for his opposition to electoral reform which had been seen partly as a solution to rioting by rural workers.
The Brown Dog riotsmedical students attempt to tear down an anti-vivisection statue.Aug 08, · London riots: the underclass lashes out London's rioters are the products of a crumbling nation, and an indifferent political class that has turned its back on them.
Parents who failed to put their children to bed on time are accused of causing London riots. By Laura Clark for the Daily Mail Updated: EDT, 31 January Jan 09, · The widespread riots in were caused by the police reaction to Mark Duggan’s death, rather than the shooting itself, a government crime adviser has claimed.
The Gordon Riots of was a massive anti-Catholic protest in London against the Papists Act of , which was intended to reduce official discrimination against British Catholics.
Lord George Gordon, head of the Protestant Association warned that the law would enable Catholics in the British Army to become a dangerous benjaminpohle.com protest evolved into riots and widespread looting.
Many theories have been posited about the underlying causes of the riots in England - from moral decay to excessive consumerism.
Here two criminologists give their views on some of the arguments. A man looks into a looted flower shop in west London: While the riots were triggered by the police killing of a year-old black man, many Britons see other causes behind the widespread unrest.