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.
Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang members.
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.
'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.