Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2014

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2014

Paperback Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students

Edited by Robin Bryant, By (author) Robert Underwood, By (author) Dominic Wood, By (author) Sofia Graca, By (author) Kevin Lawton-Barrett, By (author) Martin O'Neill, By (author) Stephen Tong

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 616 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 286mm x 34mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199681880
  • ISBN 13: 9780199681884
  • Edition: 8
  • Edition statement: 8th ed.
  • Sales rank: 407,758

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Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2014 reflects the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from pre-join courses to PCSOs and Specials. Designed specifically to meet the new requirements of police training and developed from the best-selling Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook, this book is a must-have for those embarking on a career in the police. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include Stop, Search, and Entry; Alcohol and Drug Offences; Sexual Offences; Interviewing; and Intelligence. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-join schemes or through an alternative qualification route. This new structure means it is possible for students to omit certain Parts of the Handbook whilst still meeting the mandatory requirements of the revised Diploma in Policing. Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2014 is essential reading whether you are taking the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, the Diploma in Policing, a policing degree, or are looking to move on from a PCSO or Special role.

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Dr Dominic Wood is the Head of Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also the Chair of the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing.

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As a former Police Officer, I would definitely recommend this book and regard it as crucial for the knowledge development of any future Officer. Peter Norton, Course Leader on the Foundation Degree in Policing Studies, The Sheffield College Review from previous edition This is an essential text for any student studying an undergraduate qualification in policing. Rachael Strzelecki, Course Leader in Policing, University of Wolverhampton Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students provides a knowledge hub of essential foundation level reading for recruits and students of policing. Annette Crisp, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University

Table of contents

PART I: OVERVIEW ; 1. Introducing the Handbook ; 2. Reference material ; PART II: POLICING IN CONTEXT ; 3. Policing ; 4. Crime and Criminality ; 5. The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales ; PART III: QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING ; 6. Roles, Responsibilities, and Support ; 7. Qualification and Professional Development ; 8. Education, Training, and Assessment ; PART IV: GENERAL PROCEDURES ; 9. Stop, Search, and Entry ; 10. Initial Investigation, Arrest, Detention, and Disposal ; 11. Attending Crime Scenes and Other Incidents ; PART V: SPECIFIC INCIDENTS ; 12. Alcohol- and Drugs-Related Incidents ; 13. Policing and Protection from Harm ; 14. Policing Public Order, Anti-social Behaviour, and Harassment ; 15. Unlawful Violence Against Persons and Premises ; 16. Theft, Fraud, and Related Offences ; 17. Sexual Offences ; 18. Weapons Offences ; 19. Road and Traffic Policing ; 20. Damage to Buildings and Other Property ; 21. Attempted Offences and Encouraging or Assisting Crime ; PART VI: INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION ; 22. Intelligence ; 23. Criminal Investigation ; 24. Interviewing ; 25. Forensic Investigation ; 26. Prosecution and Court Procedures