10 January 2012
Consultation on police powers to promote and maintain public order
This consultation response is a joint submission by members of StopWatch. The response has been written and coordinated by Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).
This submission focuses specifically on the implications of the proposals set out in this consultation for young people in the UK. It draws on the experience and research undertaken by members of StopWatch regarding the use of police powers in the UK as well as the results from a questionnaire which was completed by 27 young people (under the age of 25) based on this consultation. This submission aims to communicate to the Home Office a genuine youth perspective on the proposals that they have set out.