Counted Out: Black, Asian and minority ethnic women in the criminal justice system
The purpose of this briefing is to help ensure that women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are ‘counted in’ — so that their experiences, needs and circumstances are identified and included in criminal justice policy development and service provision. There is still a ‘data deficit’ with very little of the
information collected about people in the criminal justice system being analysed by both gender and race or ethnicity. This can obscure different kinds of disadvantage, bias and inequality. In this report, data from a wide range of sources underpins practical recommendations to end unfairness and perceptions of unfairness, increase transparency, and improve outcomes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and the organisations that support them.