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  • London rise in terrorism searches

    1 July 2015

    London rise in terrorism searches

    Terrorism searches in the capital rose in the last six months of 2014 according to more recent statistics published by the Home Office

  • Briefing on Stop and Search and PCC developments: April to June 2015

    29 June 2015

    Briefing on Stop and Search and PCC developments: April to June 2015

    Stop and search falls to below one million for the first time since 2005/06; London rise in searches expected; Definition of a 'fair and effective' stop and search encounter; New Book on 'Stop and Search: The Anatomy of a Police Power'; Changes to the police disciplinary system

  • The Met Gangs Matrix – Instituional Racism in Action

    22 May 2015

    The Met Gangs Matrix – Instituional Racism in Action

    Lee Bridges, Professor Emeritus (School of Law, University of Warwick) and StopWatch founding member, examines the ethnic composition of the Metropolitan police’s gangs database.

  • Your rights when subject to a stop and search

    20 May 2015

    Your rights when subject to a stop and search

    Hard-hitting film on your rights when subject to a stop and search.

  • The Main Political Parties’ Policies on Stop and Search

    29 April 2015

    The Main Political Parties’ Policies on Stop and Search

    The UK's political parties have released their manifestos as the country moves toward its May 7 election. This is what each of the major parties had to say on what their policies on stop and search would look like if elected. We also provide information that you may want to take into consideration in interpreting the positions of the political parties.

  • NEW: Stop and Search Statistics: Use in 2013/14

    21 April 2015

    NEW: Stop and Search Statistics: Use in 2013/14

    The Home Office recently published data on the use of police powers in the financial year 2013 to 2014, we've analysed the figures on stop and search for you.

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