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(Updated on 11/02/2013)

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Types :

  • IN THE UK :

    • UK riots: zero tolerance promises Cameron - but will this be his finest hour?
      "After the biggest crisis of his premiership David Cameron talks about how to fix a broken society, and the contagion of despair in Britain's bleakest neighbourhoods...
      Bill Bratton, the former Los Angeles police chief much admired by Cameron, was a pioneer of the "zero tolerance" approach while head of the New York City Transit Police in the 1990s. "


      US 'supercop' Bill Bratton says riot arrests not only answer - 13 August 2011
      "The former New York police chief meets David Cameron next month to discuss violence in English cities and says the issue is for society as a whole."
      Bill Bratton: "My assignment is to focus on the American experience dealing with gangs"


    • UK riots: George Osborne says Britain must tackle its 'deep-seated' social problems - 14 August 2011
      but he "said that Government would stick to its plan to cut police spending.
      The Chancellor, in response to the wave of riots that swept across the UK last week, said that some communities had been left behind
      by the rest of the country and it was up to society and the Government to re-engage with those groups who felt isolated and to make sure they know the difference between right and wrong."


      The Chancellor of the Exchequer
        "is the title held by the British Cabinet minister who is responsible for all economic and financial matters..."


      George Osborne
      since 11 May 2010

    • How has technology affected the riots in England?
      "Following the riots in England, text messaging and social networks such as Twitter could be turned off during disturbances - under plans being considered by the government.
      Spencer Kelly examines whether BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter and Facebook can be blamed for the trouble and if it would be possible to silence them."


    • UK riots: suspects, statistics and cases mapped and listed
      "Courts across the country have been hearing cases from those suspected to be involved in the UK riots.
      Here's a breakdown of their names, ages and charges against them."

      See : Charges breakdown (from 377 suspects)

    • England riots: What happened to the rioters in court - 12 August 2011
      "About 1,600 people are now known to have been arrested following four nights of riots and disturbances in cities across England...
      796 of those arrested have been charged with offences ranging from burglary, theft, and handling stolen goods to offences of violence and disorder."

      + a graphic

    • "Ignited Kingdom" - 6 : Analysis : DOCUMENTS and LINKS ( - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE

    • England riots: Who are the rioters ? - 11 August 2011
      "There has been much speculation about who the rioters are. This is a snapshot of the suspected rioters who were due to appear at one London magistrates' court in the course of one day."

      - with graphs




    • UK riots: Trouble erupts in English cities - 10 August 2011 - ARTICLE + VIDEOS
      "There was unrest in cities including Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Nottingham and Birmingham, with shops being looted and set alight...
      ACC Garry Shewan said his force had faced "groups of criminals intent on committing widespread disorder"."


      Live: UK riots

  • Philadelphia orders curfew after flash-mob attacks - 9 August 2011
    "Mayor Michael Nutter said that the curfew would apply at 22:00 for anyone under 13 years of age and at midnight for those under 18.
    Flash mobs, organised through social networking websites, have left several city residents injured in recent weeks....
    The mayor said those who broke the curfew could be taken to a police station and fined up to $300 (£184), while repeat offenders faced penalties of $500...
    He warned that if parents failed to pick up their children, the department of human services would be contacted and parents could face child neglect charges...
    "What is making this unique today is the social media aspect," Everett Gillison, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for public safety,
    told the Associated Press news agency."They can communicate and congregate at a moment's notice," he added."


    A flash mob (or flashmob) 
    "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act
    for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire.
    Flash mobs are organized via telecommunicationssocial media, or viral emails."




  • Issues in Birmingham city centre - 8 August 2011
    "West Midlands Police are aware of some disorder in Birmingham city centre.
    Several premises in the centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations...
    A policing operation is in place with extra officers in Birmingham to restore calm in the city centre, and protect local people and businesses."


  • London riots


  • Top 10 Protest Symbols - a slideshow
    "Whether standing before a column of tanks, refusing to give up a bus seat or suffering a tragic death in the chaos of a Tehran street protest, these figures came to epitomize and humanize their struggle."



  • SpongeBob in NY torture sideshow
    "Children's cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is being used as part of an art installation to protest against water-boarding as a form of torture."

    Aim = "to provoke people into thinking about the interrogation technique, which simulates the feeling of drowning and is denounced by human rights groups as a form of torture."



  • Parameters of violence (
    What are some of the reasons for the violent behavior of today's youth?
    What are some ways of reducing or preventing violence and aggression?

  • Violence in schools (Christine Reymond - Infonews)
    "The latest contributions are the films Bowling for Columbine and Elephant, and, you can't miss Mickael Moore's pages
    with a teacher's guide to the film and several extracts, including a Linking Park cartoon and an interview of Marilyn Manson."


Maps :


  • Global Incident Map - interactive
    A global display of terrorism and other suspicious events
    "Move your mouse over an incident Icon on the map and a short description of the event will appear.
    Click the Icon to be taken to the full incident description and a more precise satellite/map image...

    This "map" updates every 300 seconds...constantly 24/7."

Crime :

  • Pakistani couple kill daughter who talked to a boy - 2 November 2012
    "A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter (16) by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy...
    Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called "honour killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases go unreported."


  • Murder in America
    "Explore an interactive database of killings committed in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. You can sort by the race and sex of killer and victim, the circumstances of the killing, and many more variables. Click on a few sample searches to the right.
    Or watch a short video showing you how to use this app..."


  • Metal thieves using Google fo find booty - 3 November 2011
    "Metal thieves are scanning railway timetables for engineering disruption to find new stocks of cable to steal, police have said...
    Metal theft is a recession crime and as more people lose their jobs, more people are turning to it."


  • Blood cleaners
    Crime / Trauma Scenes * Meth Labs * Police Chemical Usage * Disease Outbreaks 
    Odor Removal 
    Site recommended by Renée Maufroid.


  • Teenager shot dead in supermarket
    "A youth has been shot dead in a supermarket in south-east London...
    The 18-year-old is the 22nd teenager to die in a shooting or stabbing incident this year."



  • Crime's growing perception gap
    "The government has unveiled a £3m advertising campaign against knife crime, using graphic images of real injuries inflicted amid growing fears about the problem and a spate of recent deaths of young people."


  • October is Crime Prevention Month
    Crime Prevention Month Kit, Reproducible Brochures, Online Publications, Halloween Tips, lots of links
    (National Crime Prevention Council)


  • Compare crime rates in 2,500 U.S. cities
    "The latest FBI crime statistics for 2,500 cities and Metro Areas. Compare any two cities against each other, and the national averages for eight crime categories" (


  • Gun control (British Council)
    "Let's look at some of the common arguments for and against the right to own a gun."




The Mafia :



Firearms :

  • Gun Control in the United States - interactive
    "Since the American Revolution, when colonists went to war against Great Britain, the right to bear arms has been central to
    – and controversial in – American culture. Take a look back over milestones in America’s relationship with and regulation of firearms..."



Terrorism :

  • Inside New York's anti-terror centre - 5 August 2013
    "In a secret location in lower Manhattan, Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson was given a glimpse of the control centre
    where New York's Police is stepping it up its anti-terrorism operations."


  • Pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my! - 2 August 2013
    "It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning...
    Googling of certain things was creating a perfect storm of terrorism profiling...
     I had researched pressure cookers. My husband was looking for a backpack..."



  • Overview of Terrorism
    Definition of terrorism :
    1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce esp. for political or religious purposes. 
    2. The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
    + Causes + Effects...


  • Countering the Terrorist Mentality
    "This edition of eJournal USA, "Countering the Terrorist Mentality," provides a look at the complex, global problem of terrorism.
    Several of the world’s leading scholars in this field, including Walter Laqueur, Bruce Hoffman, Jerrold Post, David Kilcullen, Mohammed Hafez,
    and Mia Bloom, examine the motivations of those who carry out terrorist attacks and the techniques terrorist organizations like al-Qaida use to recruit and motivate them."



Youth violence :




  • Boy guilty of shooting his mother
    "A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty in the United States of murdering his mother following a row over his household chores...
    According to prosecutors, the shooting happened after the boy had argued with his mother over chores.
    He got a pistol from a bedroom cupboard and shot Sara Madrid repeatedly."



  • Youth Crime : Key measures
    "Support for problem families, getting young people off the streets at night and more help for young offenders returning to their communities are at the heart of a new Youth Crime Action Plan for England and Wales..."


  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006 (
    "This report covers topics such as victimization, fights, bullying, disorder, weapons, student perceptions of school safety, teacher injury, and drugs and alcohol. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time..." (bluewebn)




Domestic violence :






Torture :


Thermonuclear weapons :

  • Nuclear Blast Mapper (PBS)
    "will show you how terribly destructive thermonuclear weapons are.
    Choose a Weapon / Enter Location of Target / DETONATE!"

Social issues :

  • Current social issues from multiple perspectives. (
    (for middle and high school students)



Posters :


  • Guns in the home - Posters :