Blackstone's Senior Investigating Officers' Handbook is designed specifically to meet the quick-reference needs of any officer conducting a serious investigation. The only portable step-by-step guide to the processes and actions involved in the role of a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO), it explains all the relevant procedures and instructions integral to the position in a clear and accessible style.
Now in its fourth edition, this Handbook takes you through all the stages inherent to an SIO's role: from management and leadership, decision making, writing policy books to the initial response and crime scene management, conducting searches, applying investigative strategies, managing victims, suspects and witnesses, family liaison and conducting death investigations and sudden infant deaths.
Whether you conduct, review or take a professional interest in major and serious crime investigations, this title will be an invaluable resource. Commonly referred to as the 'must have' reference book, it is a highly practical tool for any SIO or prospective SIO.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 233 x 167 x 26 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
This handbook will be an essential reference tool for any investigating officer. Whether you conduct, review, or take a professional interest in major crime investigations, or whether you are studying for the national police promotion examinations, this title is an invaluable resource. * Andy Day *
A functional and detailed guide, applicable to all levels of experience. It is clear that the authors have been there and write from a practitioners perspective. * Kay Dennison, Detective Inspector, Greater Manchester Police *
A Handbook of the highest quality those involved in the investigation of serious crime could read from cover to cover and learn something new, which could not only detect offences but help prevent future victims. * Brian Roberts, Detective Chief Inspector, Cheshire Constabulary *