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Racial disparity in decisions to prosecute

The Crown Prosecution Service has today published research which has found that Black and minority ethnic defendants are significantly more likely to be charged for a comparable offence than white British defendants in England and Wales.

Racial disparity in decisions to prosecute

Date - 8th February 2023
By - Russell Webster - Work with Offenders
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We have known for many years that there is an over-representation of ethnic minorities within the criminal justice system with much of the evidence contained in the 2017 Review undertaken by David Lammy MP. The review noted the greatest disparities...
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