Strip-searches are rarely a matter of public debate in the UK. Raw data – and the impact known from research in other jurisdictions – suggests though that they should be.
With the occupation of parliament grounds entering its second week, police walk a thin blue line between enforcing the law and not inflaming the situation.
In the past year, black people were seven times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people.
The home secretary’s proposals are a step away from democracy.
Police forces need to negotiate with communities to win back trust or risk getting trapped in a cycle of violence.
Other agencies or officials can do much of what police do now. So let’s disband police forces and replace them with local community organizations.
The provincial government has funding to support non-police safety and well-being initiatives — but 99 per cent of it just supplements police budgets.
Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they’ve done nothing wrong.
We need any new laws on what we can and can’t do to be clear to all, applied consistently and transparently, which is not the case at the moment.
Bike helmet laws are meant to be about safety. But the hefty penalties and huge number of fines are causing resentment – made worse by some police abusing the law to stop, question and search riders.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here’s what I’ve learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Underage police informants can’t necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
The future of private security is beset by many challenges and what forms of regulation would be required to align it with the public interest.
A review of international research shows that police may well be better off without weapons.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.
The cost of justice puts victims at a disadvantage.