By conducting sound research to understand the concepts surrounding rioting andefficient riot response tactics, professionals, especially whose main job is to ensurethe tranquility in the society, will be better prepared to deal with all kinds of civilmovements. The purpose of this study, consequently, is to meet the growing need foreducational materials in this area and to provide riot response case studies, whichdemonstrate the numerous administrative challenges faced by law enforcementdecision makers. In this study, seven major riots from throughout the United Statesare discussed including the Hay Market Riot of 1886, the Watts Riot of 1965, and LosAngeles Riots of 1992. Each riot case is studied in five different and independentstages: the setting and pre-disturbance situation, basic causes of the event, thedisturbance situation, the response to the riot, and the aftermath of the incident. In this book a special reference is given to the deficiencies of Americanriot policing and some recommendations were formed accordingly.