The Recording of Police Stops and Toolkit for the Analysis of Police Identifications
Every day, around the world, police stop individuals to request identification. These encounters—which are one of the primary ways in which officers come into contact with the public—may lead to the search and even arrest of the person stopped. Given the nature of such interactions, the finite nature of police resources, and the potential for discrimination, it is essential that both police and the public can monitor, track, and analyze data and trends on routine stops.
The Recording of Police Stops: Methods and Issues lists the types of information that officers should record and explores the strengths and weaknesses of various techniques including the use of paper forms, dispatch radios, mobile devices, and body-worn cameras or video. Findings are drawn from interviews on practices in England and Wales, as well as the United States and other jurisdictions.
Toolkit for the Analysis of Police Identifications explains methods of using data collected from police stops to evaluate key dimensions of police identifications. These aspects include their frequency, potential disproportionality in how often members of minority groups are stopped, and effectiveness in identifying crime.
By choosing techniques and recording systems that are fit for purpose, as well as by properly analysing and interpreting officer-generated data, police forces and community groups can make improvements for greater accountability, effectiveness, and transparency in law enforcement.
Equality Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Adopts New Resolution on Police Profiling
The Open Society Justice Initiative applauds the adoption of a draft resolution by the Equality Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calling on all European States to pass laws to ban ethnic profiling.
Regulating Police Stop and Search: An Evaluation of the Northamptonshire Police: Reasonable Grounds Panel—Fact Sheet
This fact sheet outlines how unique initiative between police and community members in Northamptonshire, UK has resulted in a more lawful and effective use of stop and search.
Regulating Police Stop and Search: An Evaluation of the Northamptonshire Police Reasonable Grounds Panel
This report outlines how a unique initiative between police and community members in Northamptonshire, UK has resulted in a more lawful and effective use of stop and search.