Criminal justice v. racial justice: minority ethnic overrepresentation in the criminal justice system

The conviction of some of the perpetrators of the murder of Stephen Lawrence at the start of 2012 has led to a renewed focus on the institutional racism in our criminal justice system; institutional racism that meant that the Lawrence family had to wait over 18 years for any form of justice. Media comment has focused on the headline grabbing disparities in the use of stop and search, recruitment and retention in the police service, and access to justice for victims of racist violence. These are the issues that are addressed in this paper.

Publisher: 
Runnymede
Contributor: 
Kjartan Pall Sveinsson
Published: 
2012
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