Gavin Knight is an investigative journalist who’s first book, Hood Rat, has been received with high praise and acclaimed not only in the UK, where it was first published, but around Europe and Asia too.
His narrative style to portray real and violent events has been a true success and Gavin has been called to write articles and speak about the riots that raged in England for 5 nights back in August 2011.
What other tools did you employ to research Hood Rat?
You were invited to speak about the August riots in 2011. What’s your take on it and the way the police and the government reacted to and dealt with them?
- Thatcher’s corrosive legacy: The UK’s abandoned inner cities (leftfootforward.org)
- U.K. rolls out U.S.-style anti-gang programs after riots (ctv.ca)
- Home Office releases crime maps (autonetinsurance.co.uk)
- Fighting violent gang crime with math (logicamp.wordpress.com)