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January 27, 2022
Making child remand a last resort

The Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill proposes legislation which will increase the prison population… Read more

November 5, 2021
Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias

Transform Justice has been tracking the ethnicity of the children remanded in London for the… Read more

January 24, 2021
How is the criminal justice system stacked against black boys?

When I discuss ethnic disproportionality in child prisons – pointing out that over half the… Read more

September 22, 2020
Do people care about judicial and magistrates’ diversity any more?

Once the diversity of the judiciary, or rather the lack of it, made national news…. Read more

July 19, 2020
Unnecessary arrest and detention?

A lot of policy and guidance is never followed, nor its ignoring challenged. During the… Read more

April 15, 2018
Knife crime: can we save the lost boys?

My children are inner-city twenty-somethings. Two of the most recent London stabbings happened within half… Read more

September 8, 2017
Is justice seen to be done in the eyes of BAME communities?

The Lammy review is both depressing and uplifting – depressing because it suggests institutional racism… Read more

May 12, 2017
Ethnic minority defendants have very little faith in the criminal justice system

‘It was me against them. Coming from an Asian Muslim background, I didn’t see anyone… Read more

November 16, 2016
Is there institutional racism in the criminal justice system?

The MacPherson report on Stephen Lawrence defined institutional racism as “the collective failure of an… Read more

September 2, 2015
Is magistrate recruitment fair?

Magistrates are not representative of the people.  They never have been.  Things were improving in… Read more

November 19, 2014
“Judicial Diversity: Accelerating Change”

For quite a radical report “Judicial diversity: accelerating change” didn’t get much coverage.  It was… Read more

September 19, 2014
Magistrates…small steps to increase diversity?

If you want to become a magistrate, there are very few areas in the country… Read more

May 16, 2014
Magistrates and school governors…a similar crisis in diversity?

A report came out this week suggesting that the governors of schools do not reflect… Read more

March 6, 2014
Is the magistracy too middle class? a difference of opinion

Transform Justice’s new research on the make-up of the magistracy was launched at the end… Read more

March 4, 2014
Diversity matters in the youth and family court too

When I decided to apply to be a magistrate, my passion was family justice.  I… Read more

February 26, 2014
Magistrates: representatives of the people?

Transform Justice’s new report is published today.  Its about the make-up of the magistracy today… Read more

January 17, 2014
Are magistrates facing a diversity crisis?

Magistrates are less diverse now than in 1999.  They are on average older and less… Read more

December 13, 2013
Magistrates: representative of the people?

How representative should magistrates be of their community?  A report came out today from Policy… Read more

November 1, 2013
Is harsher punishment the answer to hate crime?

Mencap and other charities have been waging a campaign for many years to get crime… Read more

October 18, 2013
How to retain a vibrant magistracy?

John Fassenfelt, outgoing Chairman of the Magistrates’ Association, has inspired the setting up of an… Read more

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