Research and analysis
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales
This report examines ethnic group representation in the Criminal Justice System from charging through proven reoffending
The landscape of disproportionality for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system (CJS) is complex. Policing and specific policies, such as stop and search, are well evidenced and the subject of considerable debate in this arena. There is less published evidence on disproportionality from the point of Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) involvement onwards in the CJS. The analysis aims to identify key pinch-points in the CJS from this point onward, focusing on identifying where disproportionality becomes more pronounced and may therefore warrant further explanatory investigation. This paper contributes to an independent review led by the Rt Hon David Lammy (MP) considering the treatment of, and outcomes for, BAME adults and young people within the CJS in England and Wales.
Published 16 November 2016