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NCJ Number: 120874 Find in a Library
Title: Race and Criminal Justice: A Way Forward
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-137-0
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In September 1986, the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) published the report "Black People and the Criminal Justice System," an examination of the experience of black people in the British criminal justice process. This second NACRO report examines progress in implementing recommendations in the first report.
Abstract: In addressing the experience of black people in the criminal justice system, the first report considered blacks as members of criminal justice professions, offenders, and crime victims. The first report's recommendations were in the areas of race relations policy and equal opportunities, employment recruitment, training, ethnic monitoring, racial discrimination, services, and the involvement of outside agencies in criminal justice processing and services. This second report examines progress in implementing these recommendations in the courts, the Probation Service, the Prison Service, the voluntary sector, and in programs for crime victims and crime prevention. Although the report indicates significant systemwide progress in race relations, slow progress is reported in the areas of ethnic monitoring (assessment of how blacks are treated in various criminal justice agencies), recruitment, and professional training in race relations. Suggestions for continued improvement are offered. Chapter references, appended supplementary information.
Main Term(s): Race relations
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; Equal opportunity employment; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Minority recruitment; Racial discrimination
Note: Second report of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders Race Issues Advisory Committee.
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