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Investigating the Root Of The U.K. Riots

Nearly 2,000 people have been funneled through British courts, under charges that they participated in the riots that inflamed London and other U.K. cities this August. As judges try to get to the bottom of who did what, The Guardian newspaper and London School of Economics are partnering up to find out why the riots happened in the first place. They are launching a new project that will dispatch researchers into communities where rioting took place, to investigate the root causes. The Guardian's Paul Lewis, who's leading the project, speaks with Michele Norris.