This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as race, diversity and multiculturalism to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons, and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post 9/11.
Chapter 5: Prisons and Race Equality
Prisons and Race Equality
Over twenty thousand prisoners in England and Wales identified themselves as being from a black or minority ethnic group1. This equates to just over a quarter (26%) of the male and 28% of the female prison population (Ministry of Justice, 2007a)2. The ...