Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang members.
Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue in a comment piece on our website that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a 'shameful and appalling' waste of taxpayers' money.
'In... the era of austerity, £10 million of taxpayers’ money has been wasted on initiatives that have not been described or evaluated, and where grandiose success claims are made despite precisely no evidence of understanding or achievement.
Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a shameful and appalling waste of money.
Discussion papers from a roundtable discussion on ethnicity and social harm the Centre hosted in October 2008. The lead paper by Rebecca Roberts and Will McMahon is available for download, along with response papers by Professors Danny Dorling, James Nazroo and Lucinda Platt.