Disproportionate and Discriminatory: Reviewing the Evidence on Police Stop and Search

@article{Bowling2007DisproportionateAD,
  title={Disproportionate and Discriminatory: Reviewing the Evidence on Police Stop and Search},
  author={Ben Bowling and C. Phillips},
  journal={Public Choice & Political Economy eJournal},
  year={2007}
}
Eight years after the Lawrence Inquiry, the question of police powers to stop and search people in public places remains at the forefront of debate about police community relations. Police are empowered to stop and search citizens under a wide range of legislative acts and the power is employed daily across Britain. Far from laying the debate to rest, the Lawrence Inquiry prompted new research studies and fresh theories to explain the official statistics. We argue that the statistics show that… Expand
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