Blackstone's Police Manuals 2012: v. 1-4

Blackstone's Police Manuals 2012: v. 1-4

Paperback Blackstone's Police Manuals

By (author) Glenn Hutton, By (author) Gavin McKinnon, By (author) Simon Cooper, By (author) Michael Orme, By (author) David Johnston

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 1424 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 307mm x 94mm | 3,246g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199696039
  • ISBN 13: 9780199696031
  • Edition: 14, Revised
  • Edition statement: 14th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 198,167

Product description

Blackstone's Police Manuals, available in four volumes, are the leading police reference texts in the UK. Written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales, the Manuals are the only study guides endorsed by the National Policing Improvement Agency for OSPRE Part 1 Promotion Examinations. The four volumes cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure from a police officer's perspective, in line with the new OSPRE syllabus. Straightforward and accessible, the Manuals offer a logical progression through the material and are extensively cross-referenced to provide a deeper understanding and more complete perspective of police duties. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping candidates to assimilate the information better and establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2012 edition has been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Equality Act 2010, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Policing and Crime Act 2009. The 2012 edition also contains six new chapters incorporating the full PACE Codes of Practice A to G, with helpful Keynotes to guide candidates through the legislation. Blackstone's Police Manuals continue to be the most accessible, relevant, and focussed revision materials for Promotion Examinations. Widely used by trainers as well as police officers going for promotion, their breadth and scope also make them an invaluable resource for anyone involved in police and criminal law. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as an online service offering fast desktop access to the complete text of the four Manuals.

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Paul Connor LLB is a Police Training Consultant and is a member of the ICIDP Curriculum Review Group. He has previously been involved in training activities with the ICIDP and NIE. Paul is also the consultant editor for the Blackstone's Police Manuals and author of Blackstone's Police Investigators'Workbook, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&As and Blackstone's Sergeants' Mock Examination Paper. Glenn Hutton BA, MPhil, FCIPD is a Director of Psychometric Technology Limited which designs and publishes psychological tests and provides selection and assessment services. Formerly a Superintendent in North Yorkshire Police, he also worked as Head of NPT Examinations and Assessment, Head of Training in North Yorkshire and as both Course Director and Director of Studies at the Police Staff College, Bramshill. Gavin McKinnon LLB, LLM, MSc, MCIPR is Chief Superintendent and Director of Corporate and Public Affairs at the National Policing Improvement Agency with responsibility for marketing and communications, legal services, corporate governance, policy, and equality and diversity. He was formerly an officer in the RUC/PSNI, and Deputy Director of the Home Office Police Reform Unit. Simon Cooper MA, LLB is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford where he teaches Criminal Law and Evidence. Previously, he was a serving police officer with the Greater Manchester Police from 1976 to 1983, the majority of this time being spent on road traffic duties. He has published widely in numerous legal journals and is the co-author of Elliot & Wood's Cases and Material on Criminal Law. With Michael Orme, he has written Road Traffic Law, part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. Michael Orme BA retired from Greater Manchester Police in November 2004 having completed 30 years police service. He specialised in Road Traffic Policing in his career, having spent over 25 years on Road Policing Units both on inner city and territoral divisions. David Johnston LLB, LLM is a barrister and Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. Formerly a member of the NPT Examinations and Assessment team, he is an OSPRE Assessor and previously worked as a legal researcher for the Home Office in Harrogate.

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The Blackstone's Manuals are the only choice for anyone who is serious about passing the police promotion exam. Dr Richard Heslop, Sergeant, West Yorkshire Police

Table of contents

BLACKSTONE'S POLICE MANUAL VOLUME 1: CRIME 2012; 1.1 State of Mind; 1.2 Criminal Conduct; 1.3 Incomplete Offences and Police Investigations; 1.4 General Defences; 1.5 Homicide; 1.6 Misuse of Drugs; 1.7 Firearms and Gun Crime; 1.8 Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person; 1.9 Miscellaneous Offences Against the Person; 1.10 Sexual Offences; 1.11 Control of Sex Offenders; 1.12 Child Protection; 1.13 Theft and Related Offences; 1.14 Fraud; 1.15 Criminal Damage; 1.16 Offences Against the Administration of Justice and Public Interest; 1.17 Offences Arising from Immigration, Asylum and People Exploitation; BLACKSTONE'S POLICE MANUAL VOLUME 2: EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE 2012; 2.1 Sources of Law; 2.2 The Courts; 2.3 Instituting Criminal Proceedings; 2.4 Bail; 2.5 Court Procedure and Witnesses; 2.6 Youth Justice, Crime and Disorder; 2.7 Evidence; 2.8 Exclusion of Admissible Evidence; 2.9 Disclosure of Evidence; 2.10 Custody Officer's Duties; 2.11 Identification; 2.12 Interviews; BLACKSTONE'S POLICE MANUAL VOLUME 3: ROAD POLICING 2012; 3.1 Classifications and Concepts; 3.2 Offences Involving Standards of Driving; 3.3 Notices of Intended Prosecutions; 3.4 Accidents and Collisions; 3.5 Drink, Drugs and Driving; 3.6 Insurance; 3.7 Protection of Drivers and Passengers; 3.8 Highways and Safety Measures; 3.9 Other Measures Affecting Safety; 3.10 Construction and Use; 3.11 Driver Licensing; 3.12 Fixed Penalty System; 3.13 Forgery and Falsification of Documents; BLACKSTONE'S POLICE MANUAL VOLUME 4: GENERAL POLICE DUTIES 2012; 4.1 Police; 4.2 Complaints and Misconduct; 4.3 Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance; 4.4 Extending the Police Family; 4.5 Human Rights; 4.6 Policing Powers and Powers of Arrest; 4.7 Stop and Search; 4.8 Entry, Search and Seizure; 4.9 Harrasment, Hostility, and Anti-social Behaviour; 4.10 Offences Involving Communications; 4.11 Terrorism and Associated Offences; 4.12 Public Disorder; 4.13 Sporting Events; 4.14 Weapons; 4.15 Civil Disputes; 4.16 Offences relating to Land and Premises; 4.17 Licensing and Offences relating to Alcohol, and Gambling; 4.18 Offences and Powers relating to Information; 4.19 Diversity, Discrimination and Equality