Uncovering the causes of police racial disparities

Two Metropolitan Police officers wearing hi-vis stood in Trafalgar Square, London, with members of the public walking around

By Dr David Rowlands, published: 18/04/2023. The disproportionate stop and search (S&S) of young black people is an enduring issue that sparks significant media coverage and political discussion, with implications for police legitimacy. Indeed, racial disparities exist in other areas of policing and are repeated in the wider Criminal Justice System. While the MacPherson Inquiry (1999) …

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