Stop and search reading list

The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on the equality issues surrounding police stop and search policies. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Bennetto, J. (2009) Police and Racism: What has been achieved 10 years after the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Bland, N, Miller, J, Quinton, P (2000) Upping the PACE? An evaluation of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry on stops and searches, Police Research Series Paper 128, London: Home Office.

Bowling, B, Phillips, C. (2007) Disproportionate and Discriminatory: Reviewing the Evidence on Stop and Search, Modern Law Review 70 (6), pp 936-961.

Bowling, B, Weber, L. (2011) Stop and Search in Global Context: an overview, Policing and Society, 21(4), pp.480-488.

Delsol, R, Shiner, M (2006) Regulating stop and search: a challenge for police and community relations in England and Wales, Critical Criminology, 14 (3), pp.241-263.

Delsol, Rebekah and Shiner, Michael (2011) Police stop-and-search data is needed to account for equality. The Guardian (1 Feb 2011) Opinion Piece. (accessed 16/12/2013).

Ellis, D. (2010) Stop and search: disproportionality, discretion and generalisation, Police Journal, 83(3), pp.199-216

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) Stop and Think: A critical review of the use of stop and search powers in England and Wales, Manchester: Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Race disproportionality in stops and searches under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Briefing Paper No.5, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Stop and think again: towards race equality in police PACE stop and search, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Higgins, G.E. et al, (2012) The Impact of Race on the Police Decision to Search during a Traffic Stop: A Focal Concerns Theory Perspective, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 28(2) pp.166-183.

Home Office (2013) A Consultation on Police Powers of Stop and Search, London: Home Office.

Hough, M. (2013) 'Procedural Justice and Professional Policing in Times of Austerity', Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13 (2), pp. 181-97.

Hurrell, K. (2013) Race Disproportionality in Stops and Searches, 2011-12. Briefing Paper No. 7. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Hurrell, K. (2013) An Experimental Analysis of Examinations and Detentions under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Briefing Paper No. 8. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Ip, J. (2013)  The reform of counterterrorism Stop and Search after Gillan v United Kingdom, Human Rights Law Review 13(4) pp.729-760.

Lustgarten, L (2002) The Future of Stop and Search, Criminal Law Review 603.

May, T, Gyateng, T, Hough, M (2010) Differential Treatment in the Youth Justice System, Research Report 50, Manchester : Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Medina Ariza, J.J. (2013) Police-initiated contacts: young people, ethnicity and the ‘usual suspects’, Policing and Society, 23 (4), pp.1-16.

Miller, J (2010) Stop and search in England: a reformed tactic or business as usual? British Journal of Criminology, 50 (5), pp. 954-974.  

Miller, J Bland, N and Quinton, P. (2000) The Impact of Stops and Searches on Crime and the Community, Police Research Series Paper 127, London: Home Office.

Moeckli, D (2007) Stop and search under the Terrorism Act 2000: a comment on R (Gillan) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Modern Law Review, 70 (4), pp.659-670.

MVA, Miller, J (2000) Profiling Populations Available for Stops and Searches, Police Research Series Paper 131, London: Home Office

Open Society Institute (2009) Addressing ethnic profiling by police: a report on the strategies for effective police stop and search project : improving relations between police and minority communities by increasing the fairness, effectiveness, and accountability of police stops in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain, New York: Open Society Institute.

Parmar, A (2011) Stop and search in London: counter-terrorist or counter-productive? Policing and Society,  21(4), pp.369-382.

Phillips, C. Institutional racism and ethnic inequalities: an expanded multilevel framework, Journal of Social Policy, 40(1), pp.172-193.

Quinton, P. (2011) The formation of suspicions: police stop and search practices in England and Wales, Policing and Society, 21(4), pp. 357-368. 

Reid, K (2009) Race issues and stop and search: looking behind the statistics, Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 73 no. 2, 2009, pp.165-183.

Shiner, M (2010) Post-Lawrence policing in England and Wales: guilt, innocence and the defence of organizational ego, British Journal of Criminology, 50 (5), pp. 935-953.

Stone, V. Pettigrew, N (2000) The Views of the Public on Stops and Searches, Police Research Series Paper 129, London: Home Office.

Strickland, P, Berman, G. (2012) Police Stop and Search Powers, London: House of Commons.

Waddington, P.A.J., Stenson, K and Don, D (2004) In Proportion: Race and Police Stop and Search, British Journal of Criminology, 44 (6), pp. 889-914.

Weber, L, Bowling, B (eds.) (2013) Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context, London: Routledge.

Willis, C.F. (1983) The Use, Effectiveness and Impact of Police Stop and Search Powers, Home Office Research and Planning Unit Paper 15, London: Home Office.

David Sparrow

Library and Information Services Manager

Last updated: 16 Apr 2018