Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Racial Bias' In Justice System Exposed By Independent Report - EXPRESS NEWSLINE

Originally published: September 10, 2017
Publisher: ExpressNewsline.com 

While the report finds overt racial prejudice within the United Kingdom justice system, it observes that it is at least declining.

"The review calls on all parts of the criminal justice system to be more open to external scrutiny, have rigorous internal oversight, and to develop a diverse workforce as we have done and will continue to do", said Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, as she broadly welcomed the review.

The study also found that BAME young offenders in custody rose from 25% to 41% between 2006 and 2016 despite the overall number of young offenders falling to record lows.