Understanding the Practice of Police Stops in Europe

ID checks in France

Low threshold for initiating a control “Two North Africans in their twenties, dressed in summer clothes come towards us to…

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Stop and Search in Scotland- Change within change

In 2014, for the first time in Scotland stop and search became a matter of significant importance to the public,…

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The Stops on the Polish Independence Day

On the 11th of November 2017 nationalist and far right circles organized the March of Independence on the streets of…

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Police stop power and the digital turn / Politiets makt til å stoppe og den digitale vendingen

The police gaze can be defined as the way the police interpret situations, and it is based on their experience-based…

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Ethnic profiling and justice in Spain

Ethnic profiling is an issue that surrounds police stops nearly in all places where this police power has been subjected…

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Homelessness criminalization in Hungary

After the amendment of the Act II of 2012 on misdemeanours coming into force on 15 October 2018, rough sleeping…

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Checks at dangerous, crime-prone places in Berlin / Kontrollen an gefährlichen, kriminalitätsbelastete Orte in Berlin

In Germany, there is the possibility for the police to control persons without suspicions at crime-prone (so-called dangerous) places. Whether…

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Case study – Police stops in the Republic of North Macedonia

CASE ANALYSIS Goran Manojlovski, MP in the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia from the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, on…

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Police stops in Croatia

Police stops as a part of strategies and officers’ efficiency measure In some police units, police stops are regarded as…

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