News

Our Director and Trustee in The Economist

Both our Director and Trustee have been quoted in The Economist in an article about the continued use of the gang matrix by the Metropolitan Police.

The gang matrix has received national press coverage this week after Amnesty International produced a report highlighting the high numbers of ethnic minorities on the matrix. ...

11 May 2018
News

Gang matrix a human rights violation: New report

Amnesty International has, this week, accused the Metropolitan Police of violating the human rights of predominantly black boys and men through continued use of the gang violence matrix.

The report references our research from 2016 with Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams, ...

9 May 2018
News

Joint Enterprise research wins award

The Centre is delighted to report that Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams have won a 2016 Knowledge Exchange Award at Manchester Metropolitan University for Dangerous...

22 September 2016
Publication

Dangerous associations: Joint enterprise, gangs and racism

This report by Patrick Williams and Becky Clarke of Manchester Metropolitan University offers a troubling exposé of the use of collective punishment against black and minority ethnic people, based on racism, rumour and innuendo.
By 
Patrick Williams and Becky Clarke
25 January 2016
News

Met police criticised for 'gang call-in' letter

The Met police attracted criticism after sending a letter to 24 young people in Brent - all believed to be black - demanding they attend a community meeting or be treated like law-breakers,...

23 September 2015
Publication

Getting Real About Gangs

Simon Hallsworth and Tara Young debunk some current myths about youth and gangs in the UK. Following the brutal murder of two women in Birmingham in what was styled as a gang shooting, Britain has been gripped by gang fever. Where the street robber was the folk devil par excellence , it would now...
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