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Final justice for Stephen

Updated Wednesday 4th January 2012

With justice finally being brought in the Stephen Lawrence murder trial, we've gathered some links to explore the meaning of crime and justice

Case revisit

The 18 year long struggle for justice has gripped our nation. Let's take a look back in time to re-examine the Stephen Lawrence case and its political and social implications.

More to explore

If you want to investigate issues in crime and justice further, the following links to free learning units and articles in this field would be a good starting point.

 

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