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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26160
Title:
In Proportion
Authors:
Waddington, P. A. J.; Stenson, Kevin; Don, David
Abstract:
This article examines the view, expressed authoritatively in the Macpherson report (1999), that racial disproportionality in police stop and search is attributable to officers selectively targeting minority groups. The research on which this article is based replicates Home Office research (Miller and MVA 2000) that profiled the population ‘available’ in public places to be stopped and searched. Using a combination of data sources, this article extends that research in two directions: first, by exploring the issue of visibility and how it has an impact upon decisions to stop and search; and, secondly, by investigating whether disproportionality might arise indirectly from the way in which police direct their efforts in relation to time, place and types of motor vehicle. Finally, we discuss the implications of this research for the concept of ‘institutional racism’.
Citation:
British Journal of Criminology, 44(6): 889-914
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Criminology
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26160
DOI:
doi:10.1093/bjc/azh042
Additional Links:
http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/44/6/889; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=159896960
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-0955
Appears in Collections:
Policy Research Institute

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dc.contributor.authorWaddington, P. A. J.-
dc.contributor.authorStenson, Kevin-
dc.contributor.authorDon, David-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T10:46:18Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-15T10:46:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Criminology, 44(6): 889-914en
dc.identifier.issn0007-0955-
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1093/bjc/azh042-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26160-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the view, expressed authoritatively in the Macpherson report (1999), that racial disproportionality in police stop and search is attributable to officers selectively targeting minority groups. The research on which this article is based replicates Home Office research (Miller and MVA 2000) that profiled the population ‘available’ in public places to be stopped and searched. Using a combination of data sources, this article extends that research in two directions: first, by exploring the issue of visibility and how it has an impact upon decisions to stop and search; and, secondly, by investigating whether disproportionality might arise indirectly from the way in which police direct their efforts in relation to time, place and types of motor vehicle. Finally, we discuss the implications of this research for the concept of ‘institutional racism’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/44/6/889en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/OrderDetails.do?did=1&uin=159896960-
dc.subjectPoliceen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectStop and searchen
dc.subjectCriminologyen
dc.subjectInstitutional racismen
dc.subjectRacismen
dc.subjectPolice and Criminal Evidence Act 1984en
dc.titleIn Proportionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Criminologyen
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