Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual is an essential reference and training resource for all custody officers and trainers. All relevant legislation is presented in a clear and concise manner, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonly misunderstood, to offer a comprehensive treatment of all elements of the custody officer's role.
Professionals involved in the criminal justice system will be acutely aware of the ever-changing legislation that governs the reception, treatment, and welfare of people detained at police stations. This book interprets the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and accompanying Codes of Practice, and also covers detainees' entitlements, reviews and relevant times, identification and samples, as well as the extension of detention in terrorist cases.
The sixth edition contains revised material on safer detention, clinical treatment and attention, and identification and samples, and is fully updated to cover all recent legislation, including the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Mental Health Act Codes of Practice 2015, and updates to the PACE Codes of Practice: Code A (2015), Codes B, E, and F (2013), and Codes C and H (2014). Presented as a step by step guide to all stages of the custody procedure, Blackstone's
Custody Officers' Manual highlights common problem areas and offers practical guidance using real life examples, flowcharts, and summary sections.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition
Review from previous edition Police Custody has never been more complex and the responsibilities of this generation of custody officers so demanding. Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual serves to assist in managing that risk and understanding that complexity. * Steve Radcliffe, Chief Inspector, Gloucestershire Constabulary *
A must-have reference guide for Custody Officers who require an informed, quick, easy to read guide to deal with those hard-to-answer queries that occur daily. * Wayne Thomas, Custody Services Policy Sergeant, South Wales Police *
up-to-date [...] and covers all of the PACE aspects of a Custody Officer and Review Officer's duties very fully with good explanations and case studies. * Rob Jerrard, Internet Law Book Reviews *
This Manual is a must for custody officers, PACE inspectors, students and trainers alike who want a simple to follow, easy to understand and practical interpretation of legislation and procedure in relation to the detention and treatment of those in custody. PACE can be somewhat complicated and difficult to interpret at times and this will be a book you want by your side, to offer that practical and relevant interpretation which will no doubt give you additional
confidence and reassurance in your understanding of the Codes of Practice. * Ross Campbell, Police Officer, Warwickshire Police *