Article on Racial Disparity by Release

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Article on Racial Disparity by Release

According to research carried out by ‘Release’ (which is the National Centre of Expertise on Drugs and Drugs law) they reported that; “Every year approximately 80,000 people in England and Wales are convicted or cautioned for possession of drugs”.

The report continued to explain their findings by demonstrating that “the policing and prosecutions of drug possession offences in England and Wales and looks at racial disparity rates at stop and search, arrest, prosecution and sentencing and clearly demonstrates that the drug laws in the UK are a major driver of the disproportionality that exists in our criminal justice system in relation to the black community”.

 

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