I have written two Blogs so far on the relationship between the Police and the Community. I started with the Brixton Riots of 1981 and what happened. This can be viewed by clicking this linkÂ http://sirrobertpeel.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/police-community-relations-part-1-the-brixton-riots-1981/Â
I continued with examining the report into the cause of the riots that had been written by Lord Scarman. This is a very comprehensive report and to be honest at the time I did not know how big a task it was going to be. For that reason I will be releasing two further Blogs on the Scarman Report that will cover Lord Scarman’s Conclusions and Recommendations to prevent further disorder.
In my last Blog I looked at the problems that Lord Scarman had uncovered and this Blog is a continuation of that. Part 2a on the same subject can be found hereÂ http://sirrobertpeel.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/part-2a-police-and-community-relations-the-scarman-report-1981/
The section of the Scarman Report that i am now going to cover concerns the faults of the Police and the problems that the Police faced.
Lord Scarman as a result of evidence heard discovered the following:
The Police had many faults and there is no hiding from that fact. The Police however also had some big problems that they needed to overcome which will be covered shortly. We have already heard some of the causes into the riots such as housing and high unemployment and although these issues are outside of police responsibility you will see that the police did fail to adapt their policing approach to the community that they served.
The Policing Problem
Swamp 81 – The Build Up
In this Blog I have covered the faults of the police and the problems they faced. We will all agree that the police did make some very serious but easily avoided mistakes. The next section of the Scarman Report covers his Conclusions and his Recommendations. I feel that these two vital subjects that still have relevance on the policing of today warrant their own Blog post and they will follow in due course.
Once again thank you for reading and I hope you found this interesting and informative.