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  Black communities often felt alienated from the police, particularly young black people. This extract finds the same feelings in three different urban areas. Like Source 2, it is from the evidence from the National Youth Bureau to the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure, in 1979.

Source 1 is intended to link back to Case-Study 1. For sources 2 & 3, think about the reliability and utility of these two sources. Source 4 has been chosen to show just how far back some of these stories and accusations about the police go. Sources 5 & 6 show how complicated relations between police and public are and how far society has changed.

Worksheet Instructions
  Put some of the evidence you have found in these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.
Source 6 Source 5 Source 4 Source 2 Source 1