Comment

Black lives matter

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...

By 
Will McMahon
29 September 2015
Publication

Quantifying the ethnic penalty

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...
By 
Matt Ford
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

Racial profiling

Rebekah Delsol discusses profiling across the USA and Europe The recent spate of police killings in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities in the USA have once again highlighted police violence and racial profiling. The shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014, and subsequent protests, speak to the...
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

Racism and criminal justice

Rebecca Roberts explores the social and historical context to disproportionality in the criminal justice system In February 2015 I had the privilege of participating in a conference on ‘ Police Corruption, Racism and Spying ' from which many of the papers in this issue of cjm originate...
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

Editorial

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...
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
News

Building community safety

Ejeris Dixon has outlined the potential role of 'transformative justice' in addressing violence and harm experienced by black people in the US. Writing for the website,...

26 August 2015
News

Sharp rise in proportion of young BME prisoners

The proportion of black and ethnic minority children and young people held in the youth justice system has increased sharply over the last decade, according to an analysis by ...

30 June 2015
Comment

Racism, discrimination, and criminal justice

On 28 January I attended a roundtable event held at the Centre titled: 'Justice Matters for young black men: tackling the ethnic penalty'. The term ‘ethnic penalty’ in this context means the...

By 
Abi Amey
12 February 2015