What is preventing fair and effective policing?
For policing to be effective, it must have the trust, confidence and support of the public. However, Black, Asian and minority ethnic people report lower levels of trust and confidence in the police. The data also shows that police use their powers disproportionately on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, which damages trust and can prevent victims and witnesses from reporting crimes and voluntarily engaging with the police, as noted by the College of Policing.
In recent years, there has been much discussion about the role and future of policing. There is growing recognition that community organisations may be better placed to take over some of the responsibilities of the police.
We study the role and future of policing. We carry out research into how police are using their powers and advocate for policing which is evidence-led, fair and proportionate.