Race Relations Acts 1965 - 2000

Below are the Race Relations Acts 1965 - 2000.

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Lammy Review (2017)

In 2016, David Lammy was asked to lead a government-backed review into the treatment of black and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The review commissioned an analysis paper looking at disproportionality in the criminal justice system.  The review identified that Black and minority ethnic defendants are more likely to go to prison for certain types of crime, One finding was that for every 100 white women handed custodial sentences at Crown Courts for drug offences, 227 black women were sentenced to custody. For black men, this figure is 141 for every 100 white men.

Among all those found guilty at Crown Court in 2014, 112 black men were sentenced to custody for every 100 white men.

The disproportionality analysis also found that, among those found guilty, a greater proportion of black women were sentenced to custody at Crown Court than white women.

The final report made 35 recommendations, including introducing assessments of young offenders' maturity.

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