Improving fairness

Welsh policeman talking to the public

Publications

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    A fairer way: procedural fairness for young adults at court

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    This report sets out a new model for a procedurally fairer court process for young adult defendants in England and Wales. Along with the model and its supporting evidence, the report contains a plan for areas who wish to implement the model.

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    Building Trust: how our courts can improve the criminal court experience for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic defendants

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    Widespread distrust among British-born Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) people towards the British justice system is undermining the legitimacy of our criminal courts. This report looks at the origins of the lack of trust in the system, why perceptions of fairness and trust in the justice system matter and what can be done to improve the experience of court for BAME defendants.

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    To be fair: procedural fairness in courts

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    This report, sets out why procedural fairness matters for courts, explains the factors which affect whether people feel fairly treated and puts forward some practical ideas on what courts can do about to improve it. It is intended as a practical resource for people working in courts, as well as a guide to research in this area.