The 2014 Riots in Ferguson

  • Garth den Heyer


The chapter examines the police response to the disorder and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 and looks beyond the rhetoric from commenters to find the reasons as to why the police responded as they did. The chapter provides the background and the context in which the riots occurred and also outlines the chronology of the August 2014 events. It discusses the police response in detail and provides a critique of the response within a framework of six operational issues that were identified in an analysis of the police response to the riots. Finally, the chapter discusses the operational issues within the context of what they mean for policing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garth den Heyer
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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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