News

Call for action on joint enterprise convictions

MPs and Peers will today hear calls for urgent action to address the injustices of joint enterprise convictions. The call follows the publication of results of a survey of nearly 250 serving prisoners convicted under joint enterprise provisions. The survey found clear evidence that black and...

26 January 2016
News

Victims of injustice speak out against unfair convictions

A survey of nearly 250 serving prisoners convicted under joint enterprise provisions has found evidence that black and minority ethnic people are serving long prison sentences because of unfair and racist criminal justice practices. The survey results are contained in a new report published...

25 January 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