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#BlackLivesMatter: Criminal Justice Matters magazine out

The latest issue of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' magazine, Criminal Justice Matters, is now available to view in full on our website and includes a special focus on racism, discrimination and criminal justice.
Guest edited by Will McMahon, the Deputy Director of the Centre, this issue includes;
  • Janet Alder on her brother’s unlawful killing in custody and the subsequent police surveillance of her family;  

Quantifying the ethnic penalty

Matt Ford brings together data highlighting areas of life where people are penalised for the colour of their skin. 

It's common to hear people talk about how we now live in a ‘post-racial’ society, where merit and effort determine the extent to which people are able to meet their basic needs and achieve their potential. Indeed, this argument is often invoked to counter proponents of positive discrimination. Here I am going to use data to show that it isn't true.

The extent of conflict between being black and being British. A cautionary tale of a stigmatised minority

Aggrey Burke writes a cautionary tale of a stigmatised minority

In a recent radio programme, a group of workers lamented the fact that black youngsters did not have role models and might be suffering a number of difficulties because of this. In a brief moment the general problem was identified but there was a sense of hopelessness regarding the solution. The specific question is whether widespread problems exist among now distant descendants from the grim history of African slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean.


Will McMahon introduces this issue of cjm

In the last year, the USA has been shaken by the deaths of a number of black people at the hands of local police forces. A social movement has grown up around these deaths that has adopted the slogan 'black lives matter’. Fuelled by mobile phone coverage and circulated on social media, there are images showing black people being shot dead while running away or surrendering to police, or being dragged to the ground by multiple police officers and killed in the ensuing struggle.


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