Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence

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Nathan Hall, John Grieve, Stephen Savage
Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Social Science - 320 pages

February 2009 marked the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the Inquiry into the events surrounding the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. This book marks this anniversary and examines various dimensions of the impact of Lawrence on policing policy and practice.

It identifies a series of dimensions and processes associated with British policing in terms of the role that the Lawrence agenda has had on forming and/or shaping policy and practice in that particular area, and in doing so assesses the extent to which the original recommendations and issues raised within the Lawrence Inquiry have been reflected in policy, practice and, importantly policing outcomes in service delivery.

The book integrates practitioner and academic reflection on the impact of Lawrence and includes contributions from some of the key policing figures who were involved in post-Lawrence implementation and development programmes. As such the book will be of interest to both an academic police studies/criminology audience and police-practitioner audiences.


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About the author (2013)

Nathan Hall is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

John Grieve is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, Professor Emeritus at London Metropolitan University, and formerly Director of Intelligence, and Director of the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force, Metropolitan Police Service.

Stephen P. Savage is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

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