Imran Khan on racism in the Metropolitan Police

Imran Khan, the Lawrence family solicitor, has written an article in response to the BBC's three-part documentary on Stephen Lawrence's murder, 'Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation'.

In The Guardian article, Khan questions whether anything has changed within the Metropolitan Police since Stephen Lawrence's murder in 1993 and emphasises how much work is to be done to shape a racially just society and police force. 

In 2015, along with Monitoring Group, Imran...

19 April 2018

In conversation with Alex S Vitale

After Alex S Vitale's appearance at Conway Hall last week to launch his new book, The End of Policing, our Research Fellow Connor Woodman and Novara's Sam Swann discuss with Alex the role of police in society and ask what the alternatives might be.

Listen to the podcast here.

23 March 2018

Is it possible to hold secret policing to account?

For decades, one of the most powerful organisations in our society, the London Metropolitan Police, carried out secret policing operations against a wide range of political and trade union...

Will McMahon
27 October 2017

Policing Barton Moss: sexualised violence and harassment

In November 2013, the energy company IGas, specialists in onshore oil and gas extraction, began exploratory drilling on greenbelt land at Barton Moss, on the outskirts of Salford, Greater...

Will Jackson
5 April 2016

Police must foster trust with vulnerable communities

The relationship between police officers and communities regarded as having high levels of crime should be reassessed to curb the disproportionate use of force.  I am thinking particularly of...

Hal Pepinsky
21 January 2016

Police could become less visible on the streets

Police officers could become less visible on the streets because police forces aren't managing their budgets properly in the face of funding cuts, warns a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, covered in ...

23 October 2015

Policing the crisis

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is pleased to be taking part in the forthcoming conference, Policing the crisis, on Sunday 15 November 2015 in Central London.

Organised by Defend the Right to Protest, this one day event will focus on civil liberties, the criminalisation of...

22 October 2015

Preparing for the Inquiry into police spying

On Wednesday 25 March 2015, The Monitoring Group, in collaboration with the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, held a meeting to discuss how to ensure that the judge led inquiry into police spying meets the needs and demands of the victims of police actions. 

Suresh Grover of The...

30 March 2015

Questions raised about Taser use

Alex Massie commenting on The Spectator website today raises the issue of safety and asks the question 'when did it become ok for the police to electrocute children?' New...

25 February 2015