Juries, not judges, lead the way against racial bias in our justice system
The Lammy Review found that juries were consistent in their decision-making, irrespective of the ethnicity of the defendant. Judges are a different story.
We are told our criminal justice system is the fairest in the world, with highly trained, dedicated professionals involved at every stage. I was one of the members of the advisory panel for the Lammy Review into the criminal justice system – its damning conclusion lays this claim of fairness to rest.
Published last week, it uncovers evidence of disproportionate treatment and outcomes for BAME people by the criminal justice system, when compared to white people.
Read the full article on The Guardian