Stop and search in global context: An overview

Ben Bowling, Leanne Weber

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Reflecting on the evidence presented in this collection, this overview explores the purposes for which stop and search powers are deployed, whether their use can be described as effective and whether the infringements of liberty and privacy that stop and search entails can be justified. We conclude by considering the impact of stop and search on citizenship and mobility and examining questions of fairness, legitimacy and justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-488
Number of pages9
JournalPolicing and Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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