Geography Determinant Riots

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The author argued that geography is another determinant for why riots to occur in particular places. These outburst riots had occurred in the distinct areas of the city, called a flash point, according to Slater’s article (2011). The distinct geographical areas experienced large-scale violence, looting, and arson, cited in Slater, 2011, p. 3. Many accused defendants live in the most deprived neighborhoods in England, close to these flashpoints (as cited in Slater, 2011, p. 3). Research by Tom Slater (2011) supports (p. 3) that forty-percent of the defendants live in the ten-percent most deprived neighborhoods. The author discovered that two-thirds of these areas grew a higher poverty rate in the last four years, using research by Slater (2011).

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