ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


The use of stop and search powers by the Police Service of Northern Ireland remains a relatively unchallenged policing tactic, but is being used at a higher level than any other police service in the U.K. Evidence shows that stop and search has little impact on overall crime figures, so why has this police power become the norm? Join Dr John Topping as he examines the impacts on crime at the social costs of police stop and search powers in Northern Ireland.
Period08 Nov 2017
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • police
  • stop and search
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • police practice
  • PSNI
  • children's rights
  • Young People