The Lammy Review in 2017 drew attention to inequalities among black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the criminal justice system. It also flagged the over-representation of Muslims in prisons. Research by Dr Ryan Williams explores the sensitivities around this topic.
Sophie Rosenberg (Department of Politics and International Studies) discusses the International Criminal Court's trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d'Ivoire.
Research reveals extent of shortcomings in UK justice and immigration to adequately define and intervene in such cases.
At the 2012 Conservative Party conference, new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced plans to amend the criminal law to ensure that even householders who react in a way that may seem disproportionate in the cold light of day will be protected from prosecution.
Amid an escalating debate on whether the Government should use Protocol 36 of the Lisbon Treaty to opt out of EU criminal law, a study reveals how doing so would limit the UK’s ability to police international crime.
Jason Hill was a persistent young offender who the courts and Youth Offending Services had given up on.
With recent reports stating that almost three quarters of those charged with offences during the London riots had prior convictions, attention has turned to Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke’s description of Britain’s “broken penal system”. Johann Koehler, from the Institute of Criminology, discusses some of the latest projects to reduce reoffending, and how politicians may have to risk the ‘soft on crime’ label to move forward.
No country's legal system is made with children in mind, but that has not stopped large numbers of children from becoming involved with it. Last year alone, an astonishing 50,000 children testified in UK courts for one reason or another. Yet that reason can make a huge difference. Whether they are witnesses or suspected offenders - whether, in fact, the system views them as would-be angels or demons - dramatically affects the manner in which they are treated.