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(i) LK3/3, Police Complaints Authority Report. In the huge increase in crime which took place in the last third of the 20th century, more criminals carried guns. The police did not always get their response right: some innocent people were shot, some armed criminals got away. Scenes such as the one in this picture disturbed the traditional picture of the unarmed British police.

  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.
  LK3/3, Police Complaints Authority Report