The launch of Towards Justice: Law Enforcement & Reconciliation was streamed live from New Scotland Yard on Tuesday 1 February 2022.
Our guest panellists introduced the report and its practical recommendations, followed by questions from the audience both in person and online.
This Cumberland Lodge report explores the role of the police in investigating past injustices in the UK and contributing towards an inclusive process of community healing. It reflects on how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, and sets out key recommendations to improve the policing and criminal justice response to future harms.
The report draws on the wisdom and experience of a multi-agency delegation of police officers, academics, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and practitioners, who attended our two-day virtual conference in June 2021.
The conference sessions involved guest speakers and breakout room discussions. Delegates explored the role the police should play in the wake of complex past harms, ranging from child sexual abuse within institutions, to the investigation into Stephen Lawrence’s murder, the Windrush Scandal, the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, The Troubles in Northern Ireland and the contaminated blood products scandal.
Our freelance Research Associate, Professor Martina Feilzer, captured the main themes and cross-sector recommendations from the conference, to write this report.