This publication is written in an easy-to-use dictionary format and provides a concise reference guide to the vast range of criminal offences in England and Wales. It covers the powers of arrest, search and seizure available to police officers in dealing with offenders. This fully updated edition contains information on over 800 offences from over 200 Acts, Orders and Regulations. Entries are listed under keyword subject headings and a standard format is given for each: details of relevant offences and the Acts contravened, the maximum sentence applicable; the relevant police powers available; and definitions, notes and references. The book is written for use by operational police officers, special constables and those with an interest in policing law.