Riots are shocking events where normal social conventions and practices break down, often resulting in violence between people and the looting and destruction of property. They often occur when a group of people are in an extreme emotional state, dissatisfied or angry about a particular circumstance or event. The riot itself ensues when the herd-like nature of people in a like-minded situation takes on its own momentum. Take a look at this blog for an interesting analysis. HERE are some ideas relating to the ethics of whether the technology used in the riots for communications should be banned.
Both Huffington Post and the BBC have tried to tackle the psychology of rioting to see what it is that tips the balance from peaceful protest to violent and aggressive action.
The BBC overview of the Brixton Riots can be found HERE.
RIOT - Civil Unrest is a Steampowered simulator based on real international events from the last few years.