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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...

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Will McMahon
29 September 2015
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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
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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...
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Implicit racial bias and the anatomy of institutional racism

Jules Holroyd discusses recent psychological findings and how better to understand the practice within institutional settings The claim that policing practice in the UK is institutionally racist was widely accepted after the Macpherson Report at the end of last century. The report included the idea...
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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...
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The ‘New Punitiveness' in the context of British imperial history

J M Moore argues that the continuation of punitive strategies is firmly rooted in colonial history In my article I want to place what has been described as the ‘New Punitiveness' in the context of British imperial history. By highlighting the experiences in the colonial periphery my...
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