The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 years on: an analysis of the literature

This review begins with a foreword stating that the publication in February 1999 of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report was a defining moment in police relations with black and minority ethnic groups. It then makes five key recommendations. An executive summary gives the background and outlines the broad structure of the report. Sections then put the inquiry into context, examine its recommendations theme by theme, and describe its recommendations on police culture, procedures and training. All the Inquiry's recommendations are given, accompanied by the background, current situation and discussion. Appendices describe high profile cases involving black and minority ethnic officers and staff, reproduce conduct regulations and stop and search forms, and list police ranks and agencies.

Nicola Rollock
Runnymede Trust