Publication

Quantifying the ethnic penalty

It's common to hear people talk about how we now live in a ‘post-racial’ society, where merit and effort determine the extent to which people are able to meet their basic needs and achieve their potential. Indeed, this argument is often invoked to counter proponents of positive discrimination. Here...
By 
Matt Ford
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Publication

Racial profiling

Rebekah Delsol discusses profiling across the USA and Europe The recent spate of police killings in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities in the USA have once again highlighted police violence and racial profiling. The shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014, and subsequent protests, speak to the...
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Rebekah Delsol
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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
Publication

Racism and criminal justice

Rebecca Roberts explores the social and historical context to disproportionality in the criminal justice system In February 2015 I had the privilege of participating in a conference on ‘ Police Corruption, Racism and Spying ' from which many of the papers in this issue of cjm originate...
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Rebecca Roberts
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

The ‘New Punitiveness' in the context of British imperial history

J M Moore argues that the continuation of punitive strategies is firmly rooted in colonial history In my article I want to place what has been described as the ‘New Punitiveness' in the context of British imperial history. By highlighting the experiences in the colonial periphery my intention is to...
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J M Moore
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Publication

What’s the worst that could happen? The death of Christopher Alder

Janet Alder tells of her brother’s unlawful killing in custody and the subsequent police surveillance of her family We were originally given 11 minutes of video evidence of Christopher dying on a custody suite floor, with his trousers and boxer shorts down to his knees, with five police...
By 
Janet Alder
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Publication

Editorial

Will McMahon introduces this issue of cjm In the last year, the USA has been shaken by the deaths of a number of black people at the hands of local police forces. A social movement has grown up around these deaths that has adopted the slogan 'black lives matter’. Fuelled by mobile phone coverage...
By 
WIll McMahon
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
Publication

cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter is the slogan adopted by a social movement in the USA following the deaths last year of black people by killed the police. Racism is institutionalised and a feature of everyday life in the USA, in spite of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.
Criminal Justice Matters
29 September 2015