Nazir Afzal OBE is the ex Chief Prosecutor for North West England. Listen to his experiences around racism and hate crime. Nazir also highlights the high profile cases that he has led on during his career.
- Nazir's experience of racism and hate crime as a teenager and a professional
- The lightbulb moment that drew Nazir towards becoming a lawyer.
- The opportunity that allowed him to pursue a more even work-life balance
- Why Nazir had to have a panic alarm installed in his house at one point and how that affected his life and his career
- The case that stands out in Nazir's mind and how it was brought to a successful conclusion by a diverse team of professionals
- Nazir's thoughts on how to break the cycle of imprisonment and criminal behaviour
- Some of the positives that have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic
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What is The Community Safety Podcast?
The Community Safety Podcast has been created by Jim Nixon from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Community Safety is the use of skills, knowledge and techniques, to prevent and reduce crime, disorder and fear of crime and develop safer communities in which to live, work and visit. Community Safety affects us all in society, it's all our responsibility to improve communities. Some of the main issues affecting communities in today’s society is violence, knife crime, mental health, alcohol abuse, drugs, child exploitation, anti-social behaviour and many many more.