Scottish Police Authority Stop and Search Assurance report

Following a lengthy review and significant changes in policy around Stop and Search in Scotland,  a new Code of Practice was introduced in May 2017.

Susan McVie and Kath Murray, in collaboration with the SCCJR, produced a recent report for the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Policing Committee on 4th July 2017. The purpose of the report is to provide guidance and advice to the Scottish Police Authority Policing Committee on how existing data could be used to inform formal scrutiny of Police Scotland’s use of stop and search in terms of proportionality, fairness and effectiveness.  

The report draws on extensive analysis of Police Scotland’s stop and search database, which has been used to inform and support the work of the National Stop and Search Unit and formed the basis for an AQMeN training course provided for Police Scotland
 crime analysts in December 2015.

Read this report in full. NB McVie and Murray's report begins on page 7.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Susan McVie
Kath Murray

Research Strand: