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Swift, Certain, Tough: What could the latest drugs proposal mean for stop and search?

In this article, StopWatch volunteer Ella discusses Priti Patel's new drugs policy white paper and its implications for stop and search practices.
opinion
16.08.2022
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Why the time has come to withdraw consent to policing

As the Met appoints a new commissioner, former police officer Chantelle Lunt argues that unless all police forces across England and Wales adopt a new model of policing, the people should #withdrawconsent
opinion
08.07.2022
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Girls in the House

Sydney Kirton describes the London team's trip to the Houses of Parliament to present the latest findings from the women and girls research project
projects
24.06.2022
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When cops analyse drill, but get it wrong still

Describing drill as ‘gang-related music’ that ostensibly encourages serious violence is deeply problematic, argues Dr Lambros Fatsis
opinion
03.06.2022
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My experience as a co-researcher for StopWatch’s girls research project

Sydney provides a moving testament of how the girls' research project process has affected her perceptions of policing
projects
25.05.2022
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Words are like weapons

Home sec threatens to turn back time by rolling section 60 restrictions back to the 1990s, but fails to appreciate things have changed
opinion
16.05.2022
Cyber fraud

Stop and search in the age of fraud

New crime data remind us that fraud is bigger than knife and drug-related crime ever was… not that you would know it from media coverage, argues Eugene K
opinion
09.05.2022
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What are the policy and social implications of Project Servator?

In the second of a series of articles on the little known policing tactic, Shaquille Scott-Davis explores the impact of Project Servator on our way of life
opinion
06.05.2022
Project Servator

What is Project Servator?

Shaquille Scott-Davis looks into the operations of a police patrol you may have noticed around a lot in the last 5 years, but probably know very little about
opinion
01.04.2022

Girls and young women's research project: Week 1

Sydney recounts the beginnings of an exciting new project
projects
11.03.2022

Bedfordshire scrutiny panel changes hands

Chair Montell Neufville steps down after 5 years, cites successes of the system
opinion
18.02.2022

Stop and search, a young person's burden

New Home Office dataset shows rise in overall stop and searches, but masks a complex story of moral panic towards young people, especially of colour
opinion
18.11.2021
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Weapons of mass disruption

Why does our law-and-orders government want to equate nuisance with terrorism?
opinion
08.10.2021

The importance of stop and search and Use of Force scrutiny panels

It is in the interest of police forces themselves to help form effective community scrutiny panels/monitoring groups in their areas, argues Bedfordshire Police Community Scrutiny Panel vice chair
opinion
16.09.2021
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Get you scrutiny that can do both: The Suffolk Stop and Search Community Reference Group as a model

Georgia-Mae Chung describes how Suffolk Stop and Search Community Reference Group scrutinize stop and searches conducted by Suffolk police officers and how the group navigated the difficulties caused by the pandemic
opinion
05.07.2021

StopWatch’s position on Serious Violence Reduction Orders

The new orders proposed in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will be neither proportionate nor likely to be effective in combating violent crime
pdf
22.06.2021

Police's terror search activity limited by COVID-19 threat

Falls in section 43 and Schedule 7 stops under the Terrorism Act 2000 caused by multiple lockdown measures imposed during pandemic outbreak
10.06.2021
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A sus law by any other name stinks as much

Reading into 35 years of data, it doesn't take a detective to work why stop and search powers are being used disproportionately
opinion
19.03.2021
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This House ain't safe

Is Sir Stephen House the biggest threat to Black Londoners' safety?
opinion
05.02.2021
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Plans to expand stop and search to protests are looking for trouble

Police say ‘we want more powers’, home sec asks ‘how many’?
opinion
30.11.2020

StopWatch open letter to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on SVROs

We've written to Home Secretary Priti Patel over the proposed introduction of Serious Violence Reduction Orders – we implore all of those moved by these concerns to respond to the government’s consultation on these proposals before the deadline of 8 November*
pdf
06.11.2020
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Have your say: Home Office consults on Serious Violence Reduction Orders

Consultation on plans to allow police to stop and search those previously convicted of knife crime offences without suspicion
policy
05.11.2020

Stop and searches increase 50% – racial disparity remains the same

New data finds Black people stopped and searched 9 times more than White people in England and Wales
opinion
27.10.2020
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All lives matter but only blue lives count

Where is the monument to our fallen at the hands of police brutality?
opinion
02.10.2020
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Stop and search on social media – dealing with the trauma

Psychotherapist and director of London Counsellors, Sabrina Williams, talks about the trauma of recent events, and how constant viewing of violent images and videos can impact us
opinion
08.07.2020