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Criminal Justice v Racial Justice

Minority ethnic overrepresentation in the criminal justice system

Edited by Kjartan Páll Sveinsson

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The essay collection focuses on solutions to over-representation of ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system.

The introduction and foreword argues that now is the time for a new approach to tackle race inequalities in the criminal justice system.

The overall theme of the collection is that whilst tackling institutional and individual racism should still be a priority,, it is crucial that wider inequalities in employment, pay, education and housing are tackled in order to reduce the numbers of black and minority ethnic people (BME) in the criminal justice system.

Due to the impact deprivation and inequality has on participation in crime, the collection argues, over-representation in the criminal justice system will only be defeated once these issues are tackled.


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