• Rebekah Delsol's avatar

    Riots in England: Inquiry falls short on police ethnic profiling

    This Monday in London, a panel of independent experts appointed by the British government came out with its interim report on the causes of the rioting that erupted across English cities this summer. Read more »

  • Kam Gill's avatar

    Learning the wrong lessons

    On Tuesday 9 August, Runnymede Research and Policy Analyst and StopWatch member, Kam Gill, accompanied a delegation to attend a a two day transatlantic conference on police initiated stops at John Jay University. Kam discusses the difference between the US and the UK when it comes to stopping citizens. Considering both the policies and the regulation of police in this area, he draws some conclusions about what the UK can learn from the US example. Read more »

  • Rebekah Delsol's avatar

    England Riots: Time for a public inquiry, with policing on the agenda

    It is clear that a serious public inquiry is needed to examine the causes of August's unrest, how events unfolded, and the police response. The underlying causes are without doubt multi-faceted, influenced by public policy, social inequality and economic failure. Read more »

  • Kam Gill's avatar

    Government plays politics with police accountability

    ​Nick Herbert, Minister of Justice for Policing and Criminal Justice, claims that cutting all recording of stop and account will save 450,000 hours of police time per year and reducing the recording of stop and search will save another 300,000 officer hours a year. This conjures up visions of officers, freed of ‘red tape’, getting on with the real job of fighting crime. Sounds good? Read more »

  • Rebekah Delsol's avatar

    Police stop-and-search data is needed to account for equality

    Axing proper records of stop-and-search won't save police much time. But it will lose them trust. Rebekah Delsol and Michael Shiner discuss. Read more »

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