The prison industrial complex, racism and immigration

With the current Black Lives Matter movement in America having accelerated due to the acts of police brutality resulting in the death of George Floyd, there is another area of the criminal justice system which the movement is exposing.

The torch of truth that 2020 has allowed to shine brighter than ever before is now turning to the dark and hidden corners of the prison system. Despite the decades-long campaigns of many...

5 August 2020

Black Lives Matter, policing and the criminal justice system

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Elliott Cooper of the University of Greenwich and The Monitoring Group, and Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations, spoke about black lives matter, policing and the criminal justice system at one of our webinars.

2 July 2020

The swirling current of criminalisation

At our webinar on socially-distanced justice yesterday, Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations argued that a focus on racial disproportionalities failed to address the real causes of criminalisation of young people.

19 June 2020

New research: link between online hate speech with real-world hate crime

The latest post on the Oxford University Press blog examines the link between online hate speech and hate crime as it happens in the real world. 

Researcher and blog post author, Professor Matthew Williams, has been conducting research in this area. His findings suggest that anti-Black and anti-Muslim hate speech online is linked to heightened racial and religious violence and harassment.

The post is a summary of an article by...

14 October 2019

20 years after Macpherson - what has changed?

The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Macpherson, has gone down in British social and political history as a watershed moment in British race relations.

8 May 2019