Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook

Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook


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Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook by Tony Cook, Mick Hill, Steve Hibbitt

Blackstone's Crime Investigators' Handbook provides you with straightforward, practical information and advice for anyone involved in investigating crime. Covering all the practical skills required for the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme (ICIDP) Phases 2 and 3, as well as all PIP Level 2 investigations, it will also be useful to detectives and uniformed officers investigating volume crime, as well those involved in the initial stages of major investigations.

Covering the different types of criminal investigation, with outlines of the legal procedures and operational protocols relating to specific offences, the second edition of the Handbook includes new content relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). There is also coverage of updated Disclosure obligations under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 amendments, and a new chapter covering cyber crime and communications data offences. Each stage of conducting and managing an investigation is explored, with specific guidance on crime scene management, evidence preservation, and witness and suspect management, helping you to build and develop your capabilities. The Handbook also outlines the role of partner agencies and includes specific chapters on forensic investigation and the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths.

Police doctrines and practical guidance manuals are extensively cross-referenced, while checklists, aide memoirs, and key point boxes help contextualise the complex and sometimes daunting procedures, methods, and responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198753605
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2016
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 4.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tony Cook, SIO advisor, National Crime Agency; former Senior Investigating Officer, Greater Manchester Police,Mick Hill, Detective Constable, Humberside police,Steve Hibbitt, Detective Chief Inspector and Operational SIO, Humberside Police

Detective Superintendent Tony Cook is a former Senior Investigating Officer at Greater Manchester Police and currently a regional SIO advisor for the National Crime Agency. He has led and advised on major police investigations for more than 20 years and is the author of the successful Blackstone's Senior Investigating Officer's Handbook (now in its fourth edition), and contributor to the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook.

Mick Hill is an experienced detective and a qualified police trainer. He is presently seconded with the NPIA as a National Training Coordinator with responsibility for all aspects of the ICIDP and is currently assisting in the development of the revised Detective Inspectors Development Programme. His role has seen him advising forces around the UK in respect of ICIDP matters.

Steve Hibbitt is a Detective Chief Inspector and operational SIO at Humberside Police. He is a major crime review officer and an ACPO approved Specialist Interview Advisor. He is the author of various ACPO position papers and has designed and delivered training for PIP Level 1 and 2 investigators and PIP Level 2 Specialist Interviewers.

Table of Contents

1. Role of a Criminal Investigator
2. Legal framework, Manuals and Doctrine
3. Investigation Management & Decision Making
4. Initial Stages of an investigation
5. Crime scene identification, preservation, searching & evidence recovery
6. Forensic investigation
7. Core investigative strategies
8. Witness management
9. Suspect management
10. Investigating sudden & unexplained deaths
11. Types of investigations
12. Pro-active investigation techniques
13. Crime report processing
14. Case management, CPS & Court procedures
15. Child Sexual Exploitation

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