Chapter 12 Web links

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:


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


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:


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


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:


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:


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: