Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Law & Practice and Procedure Pack 2011 (Paperback)

by Police National Legal Database, Clive Harfield

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The Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2011 : Law and Practice & Procedure Pack combines the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2011 with the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook : Practice. & Procedure The Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2011 is a fifth, fully updated, edition of the highly successful Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook. This compact and portable resource has been specifically designed to meet the reference needs of police officers while out on patrol. The book clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation and powers of arrest, points to prove, practical considerations and related cases. Easy to access and navigate, the Handbook covers over 100 common offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, licensing, and road traffic. It is written in a concise and accessible style, with a clearly structured format and handy icons to aid consultation. It covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. At a glance you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The fifth edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the law, including: the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the Policing and Crime Act 2009, the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The book also includes information on PACE terrorism searches, changes to penalty notices for disorder (PND's), guidance on the new defences to murder, assisted suicide and changes to prostitution, plus further guidance in other areas of law from the new HO/MOJ Circulars, and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 on drink banning orders. The Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure is designed to complement the law covered in Volume 1 by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers and trainee detectives, it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the National Policing Improvement Agency and the National Centre for Policing Excellence. The Handbook provides guidance on a structured approach to police work based on established national principles and practices and is divided into four parts: Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management and court procedure; Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the Police Code of Conduct, ACPO values, human rights, planning and risk management and dealing with the media; Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques and crime prevention; and Protective Services Policing which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies. Commentary is accompanied with features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips and flow-charts, to aid reader's grasp of the issues.

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