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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Hi, Rik here. I’m talking about is the criminal justice system diverse enough. So I think there’s some really great examples of diversity in the criminal justice system. Lady Hale’s a great example, she’s extremely successful. We also have Eran Cutliffe who’s a registered bind and a specialist prosecutor, work in the CPS in counterterrorism. And but I feel at the moment this is a little bit of an exception to the rule. And it’s definitely changing, and changing a lot and going in the right direction. But we need to make sure that change continues, and we wanna see more representation of LGBTQ+.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds People from different ethnic backgrounds, eople with different disabilities, different socio economic backgrounds, and like a really good representation of different genders. And I think the reason is is that the criminal justice system protects and judges the people in the UK. And is it really fair for the community of the UK to be judged by a group of people that maybe don’t represent what the background of the UK is made up of? I think it’s going the right direction, but we just need to make sure it keeps going that way.

Is the criminal justice system diverse enough?

Despite the growing diversity in the legal sector, there is still some way to go before it reflects the society that it represents, and this is particularly noticeable in the criminal justice system.

Watch this video to hear Rik from our Bloomsbury campus discuss his thoughts on diversity within the criminal justice system.

Also read this blog from Dr Richard Huggins, Academic Manager and Lecturer in Criminology on ‘Is the criminal justice system diverse enough?’


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