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photo of police in riot gear from the Metropolitan Police Museum

 
  (ii) photo of police in riot gear from the Metropolitan Police Museum. Similarly, the design and issue of riot protection gear, as shown in this picture from the 1980s , disturbs the traditional picture of the non-military British police.
Reproduced by permission of Metropolitan Police Museum
 
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These sources are all quite easy to understand. As you look at them, think about: which aspect of police work will be changed? Is this technology an entirely new approach, or a new way of doing an old job? There is some evidence, too, of the attitudes of: the police (Source 2), criminals (Source 3) and the public (Source 4) to these changes.

 
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  Put some of the evidence you have found in these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.