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NCJ Number: 137032 Find in a Library
Title: Race and Criminal Justice: Black People Working in the Criminal Justice System
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-104-4
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: It is important that black people be represented at all levels in criminal justice system agencies.
Abstract: Noting what has been achieved in the courts, including the legal professions, the probation service, and the Prison Service to improve the recruitment of black staff, this report identifies obstacles to change and proposes practical steps for positive action, setting targets and timetables, recruitment strategies, good management practices to retain staff, career development, promotion, and monitoring to produce measurable improvements. Initiatives to increase the recruitment of black staff should provide the basis of an overall strategy to implement equal opportunities policies in all aspects of work. The Bar Council's race equality policy adopted in 1991 provides a good model for other agencies to follow. The report makes recommendations which include the need for the government to consider introducing stronger employment legislation.
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; Minority recruitment
Index Term(s): Black/White Crime Comparisons; Foreign courts; Minorities; Racial discrimination
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