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The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers

Carole F. Willis

The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers

by Carole F. Willis

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Published by Home Office in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • London
    • Subjects:
    • Police patrol -- England -- Surveillance operations.,
    • Police patrol -- England -- London -- Surveillance operations.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 32-33.

      StatementCarole F. Willis.
      SeriesResearch and Planning Unit paper,, 15
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV8080.P2 W54 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 40 p. :
      Number of Pages40
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2782403M
      ISBN 100862520983
      LC Control Number83207387
      OCLC/WorldCa10292032

      The reduction in the use of stop and search was the result of reforms to the power bought forward between and At the beginning of the s there were concerns that the police were overusing their stop and search powers and conducting poorly targeted searches. This was resulting in some ineffective and unlawful use of stop and search. The s44 stop powers were ruled illegal by the European Court of Human Rights in Despite the current political focus on the utility of the power in addressing violent crime, drugs dominate the grounds provided by police for stop/ Figure 1: Use of stop and search varies over time Stop and search per , population, / to /

      There are substantial risks associated with stop and search being used incorrectly or inappropriately. Stop and search powers are sometimes used, or perceived to be used, as a control measure or show of power by the police rather than being used for the legitimate purpose of finding prohibited items and reducing crime Use of stop and search in such a way is unlawful.   A Home Office spokesperson said: “Stop and search is a vital policing tool and officers have the government's full support to use these powers in a way that is fair, lawful and effective.

      The primary purpose of stop and search powers is to enable officers to allay or confirm suspicions about individuals carrying unlawful items, without exercising their power of arrest, where the officer has reasonable grounds for carrying out a search. The primary role of the police is to uphold the law and maintain the Queen’s peace.   Greater powers for police to use stop and search to tackle violent crime Stop and search is a hugely effective power when it comes to disrupting crime, taking weapons off .


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The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers by Carole F. Willis Download PDF EPUB FB2

The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers by Carole F. Willis,Home Office edition, in EnglishPages: The use of the “stop and search” by the police is under section one of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act () (Ozin, P.

& Spivey, P. 28). This section gives police officers powers to stop any individual or vehicle in the public place and conduct a search on the basis of suspicion.

The reduction in the use of stop and search was the result of reforms to the power bought forward between and At the beginning of the s there were concerns that the police were overusing their stop and search powers and conducting poorly targeted searches.

This was resulting in some ineffective and unlawful use of stop and search. This book reviews the key controversies surrounding the police power to stop and search members of the public. It explores the history and development of these powers, assesses their effectiveness in tackling crime and their impact on public trust and confidence as.

The effective use of stop and search powers relies on The use leaders setting the tone and style of policing, and directing or influencing how officers use the powers, with a willingness to intervene when things are not done correctly.

Nationally, the Association of Chief Police .English, Book, Illustrated, Government publication edition: The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers / Carole F.

Willis. effectiveness Willis, Carole F. Get this edition. This suggests that the greater use of weapons searches was not effective at the borough level for reducing crime.” Conclusion. Sincethere has been a significant reduction in the use of stop and search powers. A number of inquiries have suggest that stop and search created distrust in the police in ethnic minority communities.

impact of SLI reforms on the same measures. In a final discussion, the findings are summarized and their theoretical significance explored.

A Short History of Stop and Search Police stop-and-search powers in Britain have a long and controversial history (Bowling and Phillips ; ; Delsol and Shiner ; Miller et al ¿>).

Prior to. the use of specific search powers and particular categories of crime. The inconsistent nature This study aimed to add to the limited evidence on the impact of stop and search on crime. Two ways of maximising the effectiveness of stop and search might be to use it, where grounds exist, as part of a broader strategy to solve the.

Discriminatory Use of Police Stop-and-Search Powers in London, UK Show all authors. Shaka Yesufu. Shaka Yesufu. The use, effectiveness and the impact of police stop and search powers.

Research and Planning Unit Paper 5. London: Book reviews: What is to be done about law and order. Crisis in the eighties: By J. LEA and J. examine the role played by intelligence in police stop and search practices.

As earlier research has suggested that the effective use of intelligence in stop and search can help improve the effectiveness and the fairness of the power (Quinton et al ), the study focused on three main questions: 1.

Similarly, the authors found no evidence for its impact on robbery, theft or criminal damages. Some of the findings include: Drugs dominate reasons provided by police forces for stop and search. The only strong evidence shows that stop and search may have a. Weber, L, Bowling, B (eds.) () Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context, London: Routledge.

Willis, C.F. () The Use, Effectiveness and Impact of Police Stop and Search Powers, Home Office Research and Planning Unit Pa London: Home Office. David Sparrow. Library and Information Services Manager. NCJ Number: Title: Use, Effectiveness and Impact of Police Stop and Search Powers: Author(s): C F Willis: Date Published: Annotation: Police in four English police agencies surveyed (two metropolitan and two provincial) have wide discretion in stop and search procedures and conduct about twice the number of stops as statistics have recorded.

Use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers. London: Home Office, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Carole F Willis. The Metropolitan police increased its use of stop and search last year, with a 19% rise among London’s minority black population, which was targeted more than the white population, official.

The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers (Research and Planning Unit paper) [Willis, Carole F] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers (Research and Planning Unit paper)Author: Carole F.

Willis. Use of stop and search in England and Wales fell from a peak of million in /09 to aroundin / Initially, that reduction mirrored a more general decline in crime. The Use, Effectiveness and Impact of Police Stop and Search Powers. Home Office Research and Planning Unit Paper No. The use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers by Carole F.

Willis, unknown edition,Pages:. Chapters 5 (Delsol) and 6 (Bradford) discuss the effectiveness and unintended consequences of stop-and-search practices, and together present a strong case to question its mere existence. Delsol shows the limited effectiveness of stop and search in terms of bringing down crime rates, a function commonly evoked to justify stop-and-search powers.

The new powers are contained under Section 47a of the Terrorism Act, which allows police forces to stop and search suspects when they have .Use, effectiveness, and impact of police stop and search powers.

London: Home Office, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Carole F Willis.