Clear filter

How we view the police

Has public trust declined?

Abuse of trust

Why women are losing faith in the police

What is stop and search?

Is it effective? What powers do the police have?

Stopped and searched

Who is most likely to be impacted

Police powers

How Britons feel about current police powers to stop and search

Police numbers

How many people work in the police force?

Roles in the police

The variety of jobs within the police force.

Reasonable force

Incidents and tactics used by the police

Police 'use of force'

What reasonable force means and what tactics are used

Should the police in Britain carry guns?

Almost every other country in the world routinely arms their police. Why is Britain different?

Firearms officers - the facts

How many officers can carry guns and how often guns are used.

Why a police record for sexting teen?

A boy who sent a naked picture to a girl ended up humiliated, isolated and on the police database. Is this what should have happened?

Prevention and treatment - Is a public health approach a cure for violent crime?

Like an infectious disease, violence occurs in specific places and spreads from person to person.

I was mistaken for a suicide bomber

Personal account of a runner who ended up being questioned by the police

I was questioned over my harmless snapshot

An innocent picture resulted in questioning by the police

How about telling men, not women, to stay indoors?

Since it's men who mostly commit attacks, they should be the ones to stay indoors after dark

The Stephen Lawrence legacy

After his racially-motivated murder in 1993, the parents of Stephen Lawrence had to fight for justice. What has changed and what has not?

Dark blues

There is often little understanding of clinical depression, especially in some jobs, as this personal account by a police officer testifies