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Publication  —  Spotlight, Stop and search  — 

Stop and search legislation was introduced in 1984. However, thirty-five years on and forces still do not understand fully the impact of the use of the powers. When the police use their powers disproportionately  it causes suspicion among some communities that they are being unfairly targeted.

Publication  —  Stop and search  — 

Summary The summer riots of 2011 once again focused attention on the way police use stop and search powers. As a result of this renewed concern, in December 2011 the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to carry out an inspection into the use of stop and search legislation by police forces in England and Wales. In