Accessible and compelling, this book explores the legislative developments, policy changes and practical strategies that have been put in place in recent years in an attempt to manage the level of crime in our society. The book assesses how governments’ approaches to serious crime, the war on terror, human rights and race and immigration policies have influenced ideas about community safety and crime prevention. It offers a handy glossary, along with suggestions for further reading, in order to enhance understanding of critical issues.

Confronting Racist Britain?
Confronting racist Britain?

The nine Black and Asian Labour MPs who gained seats in the Labour landslide in 1997 immediately mobilised to put pressure on the government to address a number of issues of concern to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in the UK which had lain unaddressed for many years. By October 1997 and the first party conference of their term in power, Prime Minister Blair had acknowledged that negative discrimination had held the UK BME population back and he expressed his concern that ‘all the talents of the people [should] shine through’ while referring in his conference speech to the dearth of BME representation in the top echelons of UK society. The then chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, ...

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