Institutional Racism in the UK's Policing System

Deborah Coles, Dr Leroy Logan MBE, Kevin Maxwell MBE
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13:00 - 14:30
Faculty of Law - Online Event
Zoom Webinar
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Lectures and seminars
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This event has been organised by the Oxford Law Black Alumni Network (OLBA Network) in partnership with the Faculty to mark Stephen Lawrence Day 2022 (April 22).

Stephen was a black teenager who was murdered by a group of white youths on April 22, 1993, aged 18, in an unprovoked racist attack. After the initial police investigation, five suspects were arrested but not convicted. A public inquiry into the handling of Stephen’s case was held in 1998, leading to the publication of the Macpherson Report, which has been called ‘one of the most important moments in the modern history of criminal justice in Britain’. It led to profound cultural changes in attitudes to racism, the law and to police practice. It also paved the way for a greater understanding of discrimination of all forms and new equalities legislation.

We have a stellar panel joining us to discuss the theme of Institutional Racism in the UK's Policing System, drawing on their work in this field. Please join us online. There will then be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A at the end.