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Tag: Stop and search

1 December 2020

Stop and Search: House of Commons Briefing Paper highlights the inadequacies of this police power

This Commons Library briefing provides an overview of the current police stop and search powers, outlines evidence which has been gathered to measure the effectiveness of these powers at reducing and detecting crime and sets out a brief history of recent stop and search reforms.  Whilst the report does not specifically deal with the impact of this power on children, it is clearly a police practice which affects them significantly.

13 August 2018

Research on whether stop and search works

Does stop and search deter crime? Evidence from ten years of London-wide data, Matteo Tiratelli Paul Quinton and Ben Bradford, The British Journal of Criminology, Volume 58, Issue 5, 13 August 2018, Pages 1212–1231, 27 January 2018 In this article, ten years of police, crime and other data from London was used to investigate the potential effect […]

8 March 2016

IPCC Police Use of Force Report

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published a research study into the use of force by the police. The study brings together evidence from complaints and investigations over a five-year period from 2009 to 2014, as well as examining public perception. The report details the disproportionate use of force against children.