Tag: Stop and search
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.
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 […]
Youth Justice Statistics 2016-17 show rise in over-representation of BAME children
The Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice have published statistics for children and young people in the criminal justice system in England and Wales for the year ending March 2017.
New Stop and Search guidance for police to avoid unconscious bias
The College of Policing have published guidance for police on the use of stop and search. This has been published alongside an announcement that evidence-based training will be rolled out nationally for officers. The guidance acknowledges that children may be more likely to find the experience of stop and search traumatic.
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.
APPGC report on children and the police – Building Trust: One year on
A report setting out progress made in improving relationships between children and the police since the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) inquiry in 2013-14. It sets out a final set of recommendations for government, policing leaders, and youth justice bodies.
National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) – National Strategy for the Policing of Children & Young People
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have published a National Strategy for the Policing of Children and Young People. This new strategy sets out the "key principles" when policing children and young people.