New study finds little if any evidence to suggest increased stop and search can reduce levels of violent crime

Matteo Tiratelli of the University of Manchester discusses new research findings on stop and search. Stop and search has been a controversial topic over the last few years. In 2014 the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, told MPs that as many as 250,000 street searches were probably carried out illegally last year and called for … Continue reading New study finds little if any evidence to suggest increased stop and search can reduce levels of violent crime

Demands for political and legal redress for Joint Enterprise ‘wrong turn’

During a parliamentary debate on 25th January 2018 MP’s from both Government and opposition parties expressed clear concerns regarding the use of joint enterprise laws. This debate is particularly welcome as the failures that have shaped the problematic use of these laws over the last four decades have been both legal and political. Two years … Continue reading Demands for political and legal redress for Joint Enterprise ‘wrong turn’