Race and criminal justice

Is the study of race’ useful to our understanding of the operations of the criminal justice system?

This essay question ask about the study’ so it is very important to look at the theory in support of this question.

– Define race and is it problematic (which i believe it is)

Raise argumentsto defend the idea including topics such as:

– statistics (evidence of over representation of black people)

– Empirical research

– Stop and search

– Hate crime

– Mc Pherson report

– Stephen Lawrence Case Case (Laws /changes since)

– Stuart Hall-(Policing The Crisis’)

-Feltham (Zahid- 2000 Prison Case)

– Institutional Racism

– Critically Evaluate and conclude supporting the idea that

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