Criminal Justice

For the 20th anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report (the 'Macpherson report') Runnymede has published a briefing on how we can better fulfil its legacy. 

Our most recent report on criminal justice is Have prisons become a dangerous place?, a report on inequalities in prisons, black and Muslim prisoners, safety and mental health.

We also published an edited volume 'Justice, Resistance & Solidarity: Race and Policing in England & Wales'

Black and minority ethnic groups are over-represented in the criminal justice system, under-represented in the legal profession (particularly among judges), and too often criminalised by sections of the press. They also continue to suffer from racist violence and harassment.

Runnymede's work seeks to identify challenges to race equality in criminal justice and offer solutions to them. Our projects include in-depth research on asbos and race equality, examination of how prevention strategies can be applied to reduce racist violence, campaign against disproportionality in stop and search, and analyses of BME groups as 'suspect populations'.

Read our criminal justice reports by clicking on the pink links below:







Read our other work on criminal justice:

A Tale of Two Englands

Equal Respect: ASBOs and Race Equality;

Perpetrators of Racist Violence and Harassment;

Preventing Racist Violence; (Re)thinking 'Gangs'

The State of the Nation;

The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 Years On - Executive Summary

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