This is a link to a Briefing Paper published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission setting out the results of their research into race disproportionality in police stops and searches:

www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/briefing-paper-7-race-disproportionality-stops-and-searches-2011-12

 

This webpage contains links to the current versions of each of the Codes of Practice which accompany the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/police-and-criminal-evidence-act-1984-pace-codes-of-practice

 

On 30th April 2014, the Home Secretary announced the introduction of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme. The Scheme can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/346922/Best_Use_of_Stop_and_Search_Scheme_v3.0_v2.pdf

 

The Director of Public Prosecution’s Guidance on Charging can be found here:

www.cps.gov.uk/publications/directors_guidance/dpp_guidance_5.html

 

The Code for Crown Prosecutors, which sets out the tests to be applied by police and prosecutors when deciding whether to charge someone with an offence, can be found here:

https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/code-crown-prosecutors

 

This is a link to a 2015 report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) on the provision of charging decisions:

www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmic/wp-content/uploads/joint-inspection-of-the-provision-of-charging-decisions.pdf

 

The Victims’ Right to Review Scheme enables victims of crime to more easily challenge a CPS decision not to bring charges, or to terminate proceedings. The scheme can be found here:

www.cps.gov.uk/victims_witnesses/victims_right_to_review/index.html