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We've crunched the facts and stats on stop and search into these handy factsheets:
14 July 2014
Briefing: Schedule 7 examinations and detentions at ports
Schedule 7 is a counter-terrorism power used at ports and airports and the widest ranging of all of the UK's stop and search powers.
22 April 2013
Viewed with Suspicion: The Human Cost of Stop and Search in England & Wales
StopWatch and the Open Society Justice Initiative conducted interviews with nine people who have been directly affected by stop and search. The nine individuals come from London, Leicester, and Manchester. They are a small sample, but their stories echo those repeated day after day in the lives of ordinary people who happen to fit the stereotypes that feed ineffectual policing. To contextualize these stories, we analyzed data from large-scale population surveys, allowing us to connect the interviews with the experiences of different groups.
14 November 2012
Know Your Rights, Stop and Search - A mapping of know your rights information for young people
There is a plethora of Know-Your-Rights information available for young people, through the internet, leaflets and flyers and training sessions. However, young people persistently report being unsure of their rights when stopped by the police. Why is the majority of KYR training failing to adequately prepare young people for encounters with the police? This report maps the various different forms of rights training available and suggests ways it could be made more effective.
1 May 2012
Submission to David Anderson QC - Review of powers in 2011
This input into the independent review of UK counter terrorism powers in 2011 details our specific focus on the use of Schedule 7.
1 February 2012
Report on the use of section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 by the police
This report has been prepared by Dr Michael Shiner at the request of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, in connection with the Section 60 stop and search of Ms Anne Juliette Roberts.