Essay Questions

Prepare for exams and future essays with the questions below that align with key concepts discussed in the chapter. Try timing yourself as you write to practise in a mock exam environment. Create mindmaps of key themes, quotes and arguments you could include in an answer to use as a revision tool.

  1. Assess the impact of human rights doctrine on diversity and criminal justice
  2. Although the police and the Criminal Justice System have adapted to diversity in respect of race and gender, they have ignored class. Discuss
  3. Has police reform since the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry significantly reduced police racism compared to the past?
  4. Is discrimination against children and young people by the criminal justice process best explained by looking to the police or the Youth Justice System?
  5. To what extent is it true to say that ‘the rich get richer while the poor get prison’