ABSTRACT

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book examines the events from a perspective rooted in previous studies of riots and their consequences. It argues that the diversity of the crowd is not only to be found in those who make it up, but also in terms of what they are doing. The book explores that the consequences of the 2001 riots would perhaps have been very different were it not for the thousands of unfortunate souls caught up in the terrorist attacks. It describes that the Bradford riot was rather well covered by the press in comparison to other riots, as much of the material was based on the journalists' eye-witness accounts and their interviews with those present at the disturbances, rather than relying solely on police reports.