Policing and criminal justice system

Recent Publications

November 16, 2017

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity is the product of a six-month research project into the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s sea and land borders.

October 9, 2017

Race and Class, October 2017

The October 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available.

July 13, 2017

Race and Class, July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).

April 18, 2017

Race & Class, April 2017

The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News  in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the  way in which Canadian  ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising  Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine.

December 2, 2016

Racial violence and the Brexit state

Racial violence and the Brexit state examines the link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of racial violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over recent years and the stigmatising frameworks of the media.

July 6, 2016

The colour of struggle – July 2016

Race and class: the colour of struggle, 1950s-1980s, edited by Jenny Bourne, brings together the voices of unsung political heroes of the time, groundbreaking new research, and campaigning material from the archives, providing readers with key resources on Britain’s history of black anti-racist activism – especially relating to policing, racial violence, workers exploitation and immigration controls. Those who speak from its pages – mothers, workers, students, exiles – testify to the common experience of colonialism and racism which made Black the colour of their fight.

March 10, 2016

Entitlement and belonging

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain examines the Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills 2015-16. It suggests they will accelerate the break-up and displacement of multicultural neighbourhoods, whilst facilitating the development of a 'SUS culture' as the ‘hostile environment principle’, long- established in immigration policy, is extended into housing.

July 2, 2015

Race & Class, July 2015

The July issue of Race & Class takes up three topical themes: the monetarisation of private information, the politics of film and the demonisation of ‘anti-racism’.

April 20, 2015

Race & Class, April 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class includes articles on racial violence in Northern Ireland, Belgium's war on terror, the undocumented in Lesvos and Freedom on Rides in Palestine.

April 9, 2015

Catching History on the Wing

A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing. 

March 23, 2015

Dying for Justice

Background on 509 people from BAME, refugee and migrant communities who have died between 1991-2014 in suspicious circumstances in which the police, prison authorities or immigration detention officers have been implicated.

January 16, 2015

Race & Class, January 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class focuses on Crime and Punishment. 

December 23, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

The briefing paper,  Hidden despair: The deaths of foreign national prisoners, by Frances Webber, examines recent suicides of foreign national prisoners in prisons and young offenders institutions. 

October 16, 2014

Race & Class, October 2014

The October issue of Race & Class, ‘Memory and hope’, contains the views of Kashmiri scholars and activists on the country's history and possibilities for peace and autonomy. Guest edited by anthropologist Shubh Mathur, the articles in this issue draw upon new voices and new research which have transformed understandings of the conflict, placing the Kashmiri experience centre stage, rather than the competing narratives of Indian and Pakistani territorial and nationalist ambitions.

September 4, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

Sweden's counter-extremism model and the stigmatising of anti-racism critiques the Swedish model of countering the far Right and asks why Sweden's ministry of justice is increasingly at loggerheads with a younger generation's anti-racist values.

September 3, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 8

Exit from White Supremacism: the accountability gap within Europe’s de-radicalisation programmes highlights issues with European Exit programmes.

April 8, 2014

Race & Class, April 2014

In the latest issue of Race & Class, Sindre Bangstad explores the philosophical and political underpinnings of the freedom of expression debate in Norway. He warns that virulent far-right racism and extremism has been sanitised and made mainstream, threatening liberal democracy and equal citizenship in the process.

January 23, 2014

Investigated or ignored?

Investigated or ignored? An analysis of race-related deaths since the Macpherson report, analyses the criminal justice system's response to racist murders, or atacks with a known or suspected racial element, since the publication of the Macpherson report.

January 9, 2014

Race & Class, January 2014

In the new issue of Race & Class, three distinguished academics from Sweden's Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, examine the 2013 'riots' in Sweden, comparing these to the August 2011 'riots' in the UK, and similar disturbances across the French banlieues in 2005.

October 16, 2013

Race & Class, October 2013

In the October 2013 issue of Race & Class, Phil Scraton examines the legacy of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, which claimed the lives of ninety-six people.

May 8, 2013

Europe’s pariah state? the future of human rights in Britain

A report on the future of human rights in Britain.

April 4, 2013

Briefing Paper no. 6

State intelligence agencies and the far Right: A review of developments in Germany, Hungary and Austria examines the security services’ approach to the far Right and finds that far from clamping down on growing fascism, some of the tactics of security services are enhancing conditions for its growth.

April 4, 2013

Race & Class, April 2013

The April 2013 issue of Race & Class contains a special section on Cuts, crime and racialisation, which examines how neoliberalism, at a time of austerity, changes the very nature of racism and criminal justice.

February 15, 2013

Racial violence: facing reality

A report on how racial violence is shaping the UK.

January 15, 2013

Race & Class, January 2013

In the January 2013 issue of Race & Class, A. Sivanandan analyses the rise of neoliberalism in the UK, arguing that the market state no longer serves the nation, but transnational capital.