HMIC Report: Stop and Search Powers: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

Some of the most intrusive and contentious powers granted to the police are those of stop and search; but the majority of forces do not understand how to use these powers effectively and fairly to prevent and detect crime, finds…

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UK will opt out of EU policing and criminal justice measures

The Home Secretary has confirmed the UK will opt out of EU policing and criminal justice measures and seek to rejoin those that keep the UK safe. The Home Secretary announced on Tuesday (9 July) that the UK will opt…

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Challenging The Sexual Exploitation Of Children: A Yorkshire Context

Just West Yorkshire facilitated a meeting with key national and Yorkshire-based organisations involved in CSE work to facilitate an open and honest discussion on the issue of child sexual exploitation and particularly street grooming in the region. The aims of…

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Racial Profiling Of Stop And Search Targets By Police Does Not Reduce Crime, Equality Watchdog Finds

Racial profiling of stop-and-search suspects makes absolutely no difference to crime figures, a new report has warned. Forces in the UK who disproportionately stopped more black and Asian suspects did not have lower crime figures, but some communities are still…

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Stop and think again: Commission helps police improve use of stop and search

Five major police forces have improved their potentially unlawful use of stop and search powers, while continuing to see a reduction in crime rates, following a programme of work initiated by the Commission. The forces concerned have seen reductions of…

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Viewed With Suspicion: The Human Cost Of Stop And Search

What does it feel like to be stopped and searched? What impact does policing have on the individuals involved, and on their families and communities? Stop-watch gather stories, experiences and thoughts from around the UK to give a voice to…

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Ethnic minority stop and search rates double since 1999: get the data

Research for the Guardian reveals stop and search rates for black and Asian people doubled while the rate for white people rose only slightly. Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are twice as likely to be stopped by police as they were…

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Summer Riots: Summary of existing literature and key observations

The summer riots of 2011 have been the subject of many published literature, ranging from official reports and statistics to independent research and news articles. This document aims to summarise the key observations and answer some key questions, with a…

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Helping Communities STAY SAFE Catalogue

A pocket size book produced to help communities stay safe.  The book also promotes crime prevention and more reporting of crime, as well as providing help and support to victims. It covers all areas of community safety from personal safety…

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