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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
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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. For one thing, the 1999...

By 
Professor Gus John
8 May 2019
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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
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Racial bias and the problem of policing

A Prime Minister keen to show a commitment to tackling racism in the criminal justice system, while minimising the risk of having to deal with politically toxic findings, might well set up a...

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Richard Garside
22 September 2017
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Submission to the Lammy Review

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has made a submission to the submitted its response to David Lammy's review of racial bias in the criminal justice system.

While welcoming the review, our response raises concerns that its terms of reference limit it to examining racial bias from...

1 August 2016
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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