Rebekah Delsol

Rebekah Delsol
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Rebekah Delsol is the program officer for ethnic profiling with the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in the London office, she completed her doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Warwick with a thesis examining the utility of the concept of institutional racism in explaining racial disparities in stop and search practice in four police forces in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Since January 2005, she has worked as the project coordinator on STEPSS (Strategies for Effective Stop and Search), an innovative project led by the Justice Initiative that focuses on building collaborative relationships among police and civil society partners to monitor profiling and support accountable and effective use of police powers in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain. In addition, Delsol contributes to other aspects of the Open Society Justice Initiative profiling work, including reports, hearings on profiling, and other advocacy.