New Race Equality Group Launched to tackle issues of Race across the Criminal Justice System
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The importance of race relations within the police force has had particular relevance throughout modern society, particularly since the publication of both the Scarman report (1981) and the Machperson report (1999).
Current literature surrounding the experiences of racism black minority ethnic (BME) colleagues experience within the police force demonstrates a possible shift from overt forms of racism to covert forms. These are reflected in the complaints procedure, recruitment levels and opportunities for promotion.
This research explores the experiences of racism BME police officers experience, evaluate methods which have been implemented to encourage change and highlight further causes for concern within the institution. This has been done with the support of empirical research conducted through correspondence with the National Black Police Association.
Grace Miller BA (Hons)