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NCJ Number: 155395 Find in a Library
Title: Section 95: Information on Race and the Criminal Justice System 1994
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
Lunar House, Room 1834B
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This pamphlet was produced by the Great Britain Home Office under Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, which requires the dissemination of information to practitioners in the criminal justice system to avoid racial discrimination.
Abstract: The information presented here is in summary form, but nonetheless explains the concerns that have been expressed about the differential treatment of Afro-Caribbean residents in Britain. Other, nonracial explanations for differential treatment in the criminal justice system may include social, legal, and economic factors, as well as different patterns of offending among ethnic groups. The statistical section covers ethnic minorities in Great Britain, prison statistics, and figures on practitioners in the criminal justice system. The final section discusses how ethnic minorities are treated by the police, in court, in sentencing, and in prisons.
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Racial discrimination
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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