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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REACH Programme – Assessment of achievement of Black boys and young Black men

The programme began in 2006 with the REACH panel coming together to report to government on the underachievement of Black boys and young Black men. This is assessment forms part of a review of the policy and programme as it…

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Thatcher’s Love Is Reciprocated and There Will Be No Tears

By Erskine Grant For people from the Asian and black communities, the Thatcher years bequeathed a disgraceful legacy of discrimination in access to: decent housing, high quality education, and rewarding employment. This discrimination is a major cause of the racial…

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