Protestors marching for Chris Kaba observe a minute’s silence in his memory.
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For disproportionate policing to be effectively tackled, it is vital to understand the fear and hurt it creates.
Child Q’s case prompted protests across the borough of Hackney, where her school is.
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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.
People protest in front of London’s Hackney Town Hall in March 2022, in solidarity with Child Q.
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Discussions of racism in Britain centre around the experiences and traumas of Black people, but rarely on the perpetrators.
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In the past year, black people were seven times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people.
The UK government is granting sweeping powers to officers to search people without reasonable suspicion they’ve committed a crime.
Our findings on stop and account and vehicle stop checks potentially shine a light on why these powers may disproportionately affect black people.
Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.
Social exclusion: boarded-up homes in Liverpool, UK.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK’s most deprived areas.
When it comes to riots, UK politicians need to acknowledge the real root causes, and address key issues such as failures in community policing.
Naloxone counteracts the effects of an overdose.
Naloxone programmes have sprung up in the UK and elsewhere, but drug death rates keep climbing.
Sadiq Khan wants to ramp up police stop and search in London in a bid to stop knife crime.
Stop and search contributes to marginalisation and has a corrosive impact on society.
After a series of high-profile resignations and allegations of misconduct, effective leadership of Scotland’s centralised police force is lacking.
Not who you want stopping you on the street.
Here’s a figure that deserves some attention: in the first year in which Scotland had a single police force, 8,000 stop searches were carried out by armed response officers, an average of 29 searches by…
There’s an awful lot of it going on in Scotland.
As police inspector Nick Glynn commented earlier this week, most discussions on the subject of stop and search begin with something like, “stop and search is an essential crime fighting tool”. This prevents…