Evidence & Research

​There is much debate about the effectiveness of stop and search powers.  Here are some of the academic papers and reports relating to stop and search, if you are aware of others, please email us with details.  

http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/04/bjc.azv068.short

Miller et al 2000 The impact of stops and searches on crime and the community

Rosenfeld & Fornango 2012 The Impact of Police Stops on Precinct Robbery and Burglary Rates in New York City, 2003-2010

College of Policing: What Works Centre "Stop Search Geographic Targeting Report"

Delsol and Shiner (2015) Stop and search: the anatomy of a police power

HMIC Police Legitimacy 2015

Penzer (1999) – month-on-month effect of MPS searches on crime & street robbery
Smith & Putrell (2008) – month-on-month effect of NYPD searches on 7 crime types
Leicestershire Police & De Montfort University Stop Search report 2015

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) Stop and Think
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Stop and Think Again
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (2013) Stop and Search Powers: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (2015) Stop and Search Powers 2: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

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