Stop and Search code of practice: twelve month review - quantitative report

Findings of a quantitative study which evaluates change in the use of police searches and alcohol seizures in the twelve months before and after the introduction of the Code of Practice.


HMIC (2016) Best Use of Stop and Search (BUSS) Scheme: The findings of an HMIC revisit of the 13 forces that were not complying with three or more features of the scheme in 2015.

HMICS (2015) Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 1.

IAGSS Report (2015) The Report of the Advisory Group on Stop and Search. Chaired by John Scott, Q.C., Solicitor-Advocate, Convenor, Howard League Scotland. To Michael Matheson, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

Ipsos Mori Scotland (2019) 12 Month Review of the Stop and Search Code of Practice in Scotland: Qualitative Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

McVie, S. (2018a) Six Month Review of the Code of Practice for Stop and Search in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

McVie, S. (2018b) Addendum to the six month review of the Code of Practice for Stop and Search in Scotland.

McVie, S. and Murray, K. (2017) Stop and search scrutiny: Proportionality, fairness and effectiveness. A report prepared for the SPA Policing Committee, 4th July 2017.

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Murray, K (2014) Stop and search in Scotland: An evaluation of police practice. SCCJR Report 01/2014.

Murray, K. (2015) Landscape Review on Stop and Search in Scotland.

Murray, K. and McVie, S. (2016), The Need for a New Power to Search Children for Alcohol: A review of the evidence. Edinburgh: SCCJR research report 05/2016.

National Records of Scotland (2013) 2011 Census: Key Results on Population, Ethnicity, Identity, Language, Religion, Health, Housing and Accommodation in Scotland. Statistical Bulletin Release 2A.

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Scottish Government (2017) Code of Practice on the Exercise by Constables of Powers of Stop and Search of the Person in Scotland. Laid before the Scottish Parliament 11 January 2017. 77



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