Policing and racial violence
Reference code: 01-04-04-01-10
Date: 1966 - 1999
Arrangement: These records have been catalogued to the following structure:
01-04-04-01-10-02: John Fernandes and police racial awareness training
01-04-04-01-10-03: Policing techniques
01-04-04-01-10-04: Colin Roach and the Independent Inquiry into Policing in Hackney
01-04-04-01-10-05: Police monitoring groups
01-04-04-01-10-06: Community policing, crime and victimisation surveys
01-04-04-01-10-07: Defence campaigns and police harassment
01-04-04-01-10-08: Racial violence
01-04-04-01-10-09: Policing and race relations
01-04-04-01-10-10: Stephen Lawrence: newspaper cuttings
Extent: 12 boxes
Scope: This material, which includes several original research files, covers the internal training procedures of various police forces, policing techniques including the use of the Special Patrol Group and surveillance technology and the policing of Black communities and specific areas such as the London Boroughs of Newham and Hackney. It also covers community groups set up to monitor police activity and behaviour, defence campaigns against police and racial violence. There is a large file of newspaper cuttings on the murder of Black teenager Stephen Lawrence and subsequent police investigation and public inquiry and also on the affair of John Fernandes, a sociology teacher at Hendon Police Training College who leaked his pupils' essays on race relations to the press to highlight the problem of racism in the police force.
When catalogued: July-September 2008
Access: These records are available for consultation by prior arrangement, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.
Finding Aid: All levels of data available on this system.
Cataloguer note: Catalogued by Rosie Wild of the Institute of Race Relations, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project.
Rules and conventions: In the catalogued sections, descriptions created under guidance of London Metropolitan Archives, following ISAD(G).