1st Edition

Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence

Edited By Nathan Hall, John Grieve, Stephen Savage Copyright 2009
    320 Pages
    by Willan

    320 Pages
    by Willan

    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.

    Foreword by Doreen Lawrence OBE  Introduction: the legacies of Lawrence, Nathan Hall, John Grieve, and Stephen P. Savage  Part 1: Lawrence in Context  1. Stephen Lawrence as a miscarriage of justice, Stephen P. Savage, John Grieve, and Sam Poyser  2. Violent racism, policing, safety and justice ten years after Lawrence, Ben Bowling   3. Police engagement with communities post-Lawrence, Jeff Brathwaite  Part 2:Lawrence and Operational Policing  4. 'Practical cop things to do': the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and changing the police mind-set, John Grieve  5. Doing the right thing: a personal and organisational journey of change in homicide investigation in the Metropolitan Police Service, Bill Griffiths  6. The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: from intelligence failure to intelligence legacy? John Grieve  7. A story of Hydra, Public Inquiries and Stephen Lawrence, Jonathan Crego  8. Independent advice, operational policing and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, John Azah  Part 3: Lawrence: Widening the Agenda  9. Police training and the impact of Lawrence, Phil Clements and John Jones  10. Talking a different language? Racist incidents and differing perceptions of service provision, Ben Crane and Nathan Hall  11. Educational policy and the impact of the Lawrence Inquiry: the view from another sector, Nicola Rollock  Appendix 1: The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - A Selective Chronology and Context 1974-2008.  Appendix 2: Recommendations of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry


    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.