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New approach needed for London's police

The key findings from Policing for London, a report by Marian FitzGerald, LSE, and Mike Hough, South Bank University, have just been published. 

The study, which represents the first major independent study of policing in London for twenty years, was set up to assess what Londoners wanted from the police, to highlight areas of satisfaction and dissatisfaction and to consider ways to improve London's policing after the Macpherson Inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

The report shows that a new approach is needed for London's policing. Key findings were that:

  • Londoners wanted a style of policing that is more responsive to local problems and local needs
  • Confidence in police effectiveness in London fell between 1981 and 2000
  • Dissatisfaction with the police was greatest among the young, among black suspects, and those living in poor areas.

The full report is available from Willan Publishing, tel: 01884 840337/849085, email: sales@willanpublishing.co.uk|

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11 April 2002

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