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Working with facts, figures, and real experiences to gather insight into stop and search and its effects

StopWatch response to 'Data: A new direction' consultation

Our response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport's consultation 'on reforms to create an ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime that underpins the trustworthy use of data'
22.11.2021

Section 60 factsheet

Our factsheet provides the law, the history, and the statistics behind the police power
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01.11.2021

StopWatch response to College of Policing consultation 'Use of handcuffs: Proposed addition to APP on stop and search'

StopWatch response to the stakeholder consultation on handcuffing expresses concern over the lack of accountability for improper use of the tactic
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10.09.2021

StopWatch response to HMICFRS’s 2021/22 policing inspection programme

Our response to the consultation on the policing inspection programme and framework run by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
26.05.2021

Mobile phone report urges police to 'Call it off'

Research finds that there is little clarity on the legality of seizing mobile phones during stop and search encounters
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19.03.2019
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The colour of injustice: ‘Race’, drugs and law enforcement in England and Wales

Black people are 9 times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in England and Wales despite using fewer drugs than White people. Cannabis laws criminalise the Black community at disproportionate rates
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14.10.2018

Being Matrixed – The (Over)policing of gang suspects in London

Report authored by Dr Patrick Williams, senior lecturer in criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University
01.08.2018
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Driving While Black

StopWatch and Liberty produce report which raises concerns about racial profiling in driver-based police stops
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13.12.2017

Notting Hill Carnival consultation: StopWatch and Release response

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee has launched an investigation into the policing and security arrangements of the Notting Hill Carnival. StopWatch and Release share our response here
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04.11.2016

College of Policing stop and search guidance: StopWatch consultation response

StopWatch offers feedback on the strengths and areas for improvement in the latest guidance from the Royal College of Policing for stop and search training
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21.06.2016
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UN submission: The policing of children in England and Wales and international human rights standards

Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
public consultation
20.04.2016
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StopWatch response to the Independent Advisory Group on stop and search in Scotland

StopWatch responds to the Scottish government's consultation on stop and search
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13.07.2015
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Youth voices on stop and search

Our teams of young people in Bristol, Cardiff and Wellingborough undertook research into young people's experiences of stop and search. Read about what they found in our new report
19.05.2015

StopWatch’s submission to the Home Office consultation on schedule 7 code of practice

Read our submission to the Home Office public consultation on a new code of practice for schedule 7
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16.05.2014

StopWatch response to the Home Office stop and search consultation

We submit an 80-page report to the government that reviews the law and practice on stop and search and makes wide-ranging recommendations for change
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23.09.2013

StopWatch briefing: changes to schedule 7 stops at ports

After a recent review conducted by the Home Office, the government has proposed legislative changes to schedule 7 stop, search and detention powers at UK's ports and airports
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23.06.2013

Attitudes to police and criminal justice system: Young BME people in Avon & Somerset

Black South West Network, supported by the Black Training and Enterprise Group, publish report on the attitudes of young BME people in Avon and Somerset to the police and criminal justice system
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17.06.2013
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StopWatch submission to the Home Office review of schedule 7

StopWatch recently submitted a response to the Home Office review of schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act (2000).
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12.12.2012

StopWatch responds to HMIC consultation - framework and plan 2012/13

Read StopWatch's full and detailed response to HMIC Framework & Plan for 2012/13.
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18.05.2012

StopWatch responds to Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the riots

Responses submitted by both StopWatch policy and StopWatch youth groups
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12.09.2011

New EHRC report looks at the impact of counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities

​This independent, qualitative research examines the diverse experiences of Muslims on the street and in the community, at ports and airports, and in mosques, schools and universities, as a result of counter terrorism measures
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13.06.2011

StopWatch responds to the PACE code of practice

​StopWatch submitted a response to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Code of Practice A
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03.11.2010