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Relations between police and
public were as bad in London as elsewhere. At the same time,
as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Kenneth
Newman says in the opening of his report for 1986, "When
I took office in 1982 the recorded crime figures for the Metropolis
had almost doubled since 1972, trebled since 1962, and were
six times the level of 1952." These three extracts from
his report show some of the ways Sir Kenneth wanted to try to
tackle the crime and public relations situation together.
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
Put some of the evidence
you have found in these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.