Justice Act 1991
(1) The Secretary of State shall in each year
publish such information as he considers expedient
for the purpose of:
(a) enabling persons engaged in the administration
of justice to become aware of the financial
implications of their decisions; or
(b) facilitating the performance of such persons
of their duty to avoid discriminating against
any persons on the ground of race or sex or
any other improper ground.
(2) Publication under subsection(1) above shall
be effected in such a manner as the Secretary
of State considers appropriate for the purpose
of bringing the information to the attention
of the persons concerned.
of the S95 statistics on Race and the Criminal
The CJS Race Unit, a trilateral unit of the
Home Office, Department of Constitutional Affairs
and Crown Prosecution Service, is conducting
a root and branch review of the statistics on
Race and the Criminal Justice System, published
under S95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991.
These statistics are published by the Research
Development and Statistics Directorate. The
CJS Race Unit has commissioned Chris Lewis and
Tom Ellis from Portsmouth University to carry
out the review. It will consider what statistics
should be collected, how they should be collected
and disseminated, and how they can be developed
into a better tool for use.
If you would like to know more about the review
or to make an input into it, please contact
Developing statistics that drive change: Implementing
the Root and Branch Review of the Race and
Criminal Justice System Statistics
The race and criminal justice system statistics
published under section 95 of the 1991 Criminal
Justice Act are one of the main sources of
information available on Black and Minority
Ethnic groups' experiences across the criminal
justice system, however since they were first
published in 1992 they have developed incrementally.
The Root and Branch Review, commissioned by
the CJS Race Unit, OCJR, is the first time
there has been a systematic examination of
their collection, dissemination and use in
the light of policy and legislative developments.
Based upon the review the CJS Race Unit will
be taking forward a major programme of work
to develop the current statistics into a comprehensive
set of management information that can be used
drive performance in relation to race issues
across the criminal justice system.
can access the Review and our response by clicking
on this sentence.
and the Criminal Justice System: An overview
to the complete statistics 2004–2005
Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice
System - 2005 A
Home Office publication under section 95 of
the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (On-line