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Colours of the Criminal Justice System Exhibition

When we asked previous and current Christ Church students what they thought of Black History Month they expressed mixed views. Most thought it was a shame the month needed to exist at all, but as it does, that it is important we use it to positive ends. And that is why the EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Office has worked with student Sha-Kayla Thomas and lecturer Mary Makinde to produce Colours of the Criminal Justice System, exploring the history of Black people within the criminal justice system and featuring those exceptional Black people who have been trail blazers for change.

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About the project 

Mary and Sha-Kayla share their thoughts about the exhibition Colours of the Criminal Justice System

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PC John Kent

JOHN KENT

John Kent was the UK’s first Black Police Officer in 1837. 

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Sislin Fay Allen

SISLIN FAY ALLEN

Sislin was the first black female police constable in the UK from 1968 to 1972. 

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Diane Abbot MP

DIANE ABBOTT MP

 Diane Abbott is a Labour MP representing Hackney North & Stoke Newington. In 1987 she became the first black women to be elected to British Parliament. 

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Leslie Thomas QC

LESLIE THOMAS QC 

Leslie Thomas is a British Barrister who has acted on several high-profile cases & inquests. 

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Dr Neville Lawrence O.B.E

DR NEVILLE LAWRENCE O.B.E

Dr Neville Lawrence is the father of Stephen Lawrence. He is an advocate for marginalised and voiceless communitiesthat struggle to gain access to mainstream services.

Find out about Dr Nevill Lawrence O.B.E  

 
David Lammy MP

David Lammy MP 

Mr. David Lammy is a Labour MP for Tottenham, North London, who was admitted to Bar in England & Wales in 1994.

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Dr Peter Herbert O.B.E

D. PETER HERBERT O.B.E

D. Peter Herbert O.B.E is a British Barrister & political activist who was called to Bar in 1982. 

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Dame Linda Dobbs

DAME LINDA DOBBS

In October 2004 Linda Dobbs became the First Black female high court judge in the UK.

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Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE

MARGARET CASELY-HAYFORD C.B.E

Margaret Casely-Hayford is a British Lawyer, a businesswoman and a public figure who engages within the voluntary sector.

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Tola Munro

TOLA MUNRO

Tola Munro is the president of the National Black Police Association (NBPA).

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Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon

BARONESS LAWRENCE OF CLARENDON

Baroness Lawrence is the founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust which aims to promote a positive united community legacy in her son’s name.​

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Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry

Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry

Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry is the Director of the Stephen Lawrence Centre which is based in De Montfort University, Leicester. 

Find out more about Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry 

Read our interview with Kennetta

Fiona Merrifield

Fiona Merrifield

Fiona Merrifield is a senior leader in the Prison Service with strategic responsibility at the Mount Prison, Hemel Hempstead.

 Find out more Fiona Merrifield 

Idaya Oseni

Idaya Oseni​

Idaya Oseni is a Prison Officer at HMP Swaleside, Isle of Sheppey.  

 Find out about Idaya Oseni 

 
Anthony Leacock

Anthony leacock

Detective Anthony Leacock was a graduate of Policing at CCCU in 2013 and currently works with the Met Police as part of the Operation Sapphire Team. 

Find out more about Anthony Leacock

Read our interview with Anthony

Interview with Miss R. Brown

Miss R. Brown is a currently a Probation Officer at London CRC. Miss Brown's role involves providing administrative support to Offender Managers and specialised in safeguarding and risk management of offenders. 

Read our interview with Miss R. Brown

 

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