What’s the worst that could happen? The death of Christopher Alder

Janet Alder tells of her brother’s unlawful killing in custody and the subsequent police surveillance of her family We were originally given 11 minutes of video evidence of Christopher dying on a custody suite floor, with his trousers and boxer shorts down to his knees, with five police...
Janet Alder
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter


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

cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter is the slogan adopted by a social movement in the USA following the deaths last year of black people by killed the police. Racism is institutionalised and a feature of everyday life in the USA, in spite of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.
Criminal Justice Matters
29 September 2015

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

Police corruption, racism and spying conference on film

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and The Monitoring Group held the 'Police corruption, spying and racism' conference at Conway Hall, London. The video footage from many of the sessions are now available to view online via...

17 February 2015

Policing conference footage now available

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February we held a conference in conjunction with The Monitoring Group, Tottenham Rights and Imran Khan & Partners. We heard from a range of moving and inspiring speakers on police corruption, spying, racism and accountability. 

Video footage from many of...

24 February 2015

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...

Abi Amey
12 February 2015

Police corruption, spying and racism: The ethnic penalty

Over the last ten years I have been involved in a series of publications and initiatives at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies that have highlighted the harmful and biased ways that the...

Rebecca Roberts
11 February 2015