Countries England and Wales

Flacks, S. (2018). Law, necropolitics and the stop and search of young people. Theoretical Criminology, 136248061877403.

Michel Foucault, police and policing, race and class, stop and search, youth

Stop and search can harm young people, damage relations between police and the community and alienate ethnic and racial minorities.…

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Ellis, D. (2012). Stop and Search: Disproportionality, Discretion and Generalisations. The Police Journal, 83(3), 1-18.

discretion, intuition, reasonable suspicion, stop and search, suspicion

It has long been recognised that discretion is vital to good police work. However, in Britain (and many other countries),…

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Delsol, R. (2011). Stop and search – renewed powers, less accountability? Criminal Justice Matters, 86(1), 20-21.

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Discussion of PACE 30 years after the Brixton Riots in the UK. Includes discussions of how stop and search has…

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Delsol, R., & Shiner, M. (2006). Regulating stop and search: A challenge for police and community relations in England and Wales. Critical Criminology, 14(3), 241-263.

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Policing in England and Wales has become increasingly contested since the 1960s and has been subject to unprecedented levels of…

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Borooah, V. (2011). Racial Disparity in Police Stop and Searches in England and Wales. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 27(4), 453-473.

Data published by the United Kingdom’s Ministry for Justice clearly shows that, compared to persons who were White, members of…

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Bowling, B., & Phillips, C. (2007). Disproportionate and Discriminatory: Reviewing the Evidence on Police Stop and Search. Modern Law Review, 70(6), 936-961.

Criminal Justice, Police Powers, Racism Racial Discrimination, stop and search

Eight years after the Lawrence Inquiry, the question of police powers to stop and search people in public places remains…

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Bradley, J. (2018). Is stop and search a deterrent? BMJ, K2122.

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Full letter: Torjesen says that Scotland was successful in reducing knife crime by adopting a public health approach and not…

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