Policing in crisis?

Over Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 February 2015, an impressive line-up of speakers will offer powerful accounts on contemporary policing at the 'Police corruption, spying, racism and accountability' conference in London.

New report: Young black and/or muslim men in the criminal justice system

On Wednesday 10 December, The Young Review was released and Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate attended the launch at the House of Lords. The review investigates the experiences and outcomes of young black and/or Muslim men in the criminal justice system. The report reveals that there is greater disproportionality in the number of black people in prison in the UK than in the United States.

Anti-gang strategy unevidenced and contradictory

Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina argue in a comment piece on our website that the government's 'Ending gang and youth violence' strategy is a 'shameful and appalling' waste of taxpayers' money.

They write:

'In... the era of austerity, £10 million of taxpayers’ money has been wasted on initiatives that have not been described or evaluated, and where grandiose success claims are made despite precisely no evidence of understanding or achievement.


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