The police are accused of ‘harrassment’ over worrying use of stop and search

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The Canary provides indepth analysis of the recent stop and search research released by Queen's University, Belfast

Period26 May 2018

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleThe police are accused of ‘harrassment’ over worrying use of stop and search
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Canary
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionQueens University Belfast has published research into young people’s experience of police ‘stop and search’. It reveals a large community divide; questions how the police conduct ‘stop and search’, and exposes how little trust there is in the force among young Catholics.

    It also reveals that young, disadvantaged Catholics are less trusting of the police than their Protestant neighbours.

    Main findings of research

    Dr John Topping and Dr Dirk Schubotz’s work looked at ‘stop and search’ powers in Northern Ireland relating to the Police and Criminal Evidence Order 1989 (PACE) and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA).
    Producer/AuthorPeter Kearney
    PersonsJohn Topping, Dirk Schubotz


Title2018 ARK YLT and KLT launch
LocationQueen's University, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Period23 May 2018 → 23 May 2018


  • stop and search
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland