Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2014: Law 2014

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2014: Law 2014


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 180mm x 30mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199681864
  • ISBN 13: 9780199681860
  • Edition: 8
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Sales rank: 296,273

Product description

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2014 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers while out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers you a definition of the offence, the points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and mode of trial. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The eighth edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the law, including: the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, the Terrorism Act 2000, and the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Act 2012. The book also includes information on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the Education Act 2011, changes to PACE Codes A, C, G and H, and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance. Whatever your role - police patrol officer, supervisor, student police officer, PCSO or Special Constable - this is an invaluable tool for operational personnel.

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Author information

Fraser Sampson LLB, LLM, MBA is the Solicitor and Chief Executive for the office of Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire. Formerly Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assesment Unit and of the Police Law Unit at national law firm Walker Morris, he is also an Associate Tutor at the University of Glamorgan. He has written and spoken widely in the news media on current Police Law issues and is a leading authority in this area.

Review quote

I would not hesitate to recommend it to colleagues, especially probationers, as a reliable, readily accessible resource. Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Review from previous edition I would recommend it to anyone considering the police, as it is excellent for preparing for the process. Claire Wright, Area Training Officer for Medway police I currently use this book alongside my studies, and I would recommend it to people like myself on the same course or interested in a police career. Kayleigh Rhodes, Policing Studies Student, University of Wolverhampton

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Assaults and Violence ; 3. Crime: Dishonesty ; 4. Crime: General ; 5. Drugs ; 6. Sexual Offences and Assaults ; 7. Public Disorder/Nuisance ; 8. Firearms, Fireworks, and Weapons ; 9. Alcohol and Licensing ; 10. Road Traffic ; 11. General: Patrol ; 12. Powers and Procedures ; 13. Patrol Matters and Guidance ; APPENDICES ; Useful Contacts ; Traffic Data - Vehicle Catagories and Groups ; Firearms Offences Relating to Age ; Religious Dates/Events