Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2015 reflects the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from pre-join courses to PCSOs and Specials. Designed specifically to meet the new requirements of police training and developed from the best-selling Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook, this book is a must-have for those embarking on a career in the police. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion, and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include Stop, Search, and Entry; Alcohol and Drug Offences; Sexual Offences; Interviewing; and Intelligence. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-join schemes or through an alternative qualification route. This new structure means it is possible for students to omit certain parts of the Handbook whilst still meeting the mandatory requirements of the revised Diploma in Policing. Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2015 is essential reading whether you are taking the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, the Diploma in Policing, a policing degree, or are looking to move on from a PCSO or Special Constable role.
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About the Author
Robin Bryant, Director of Criminal Justice Practice, Canterbury Christ Church University,Sarah Bryant, ,Sofia Graca, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director, MSc in Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University,Kevin Lawton-Barrett, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director, BA/BSc in Forensic Investigation, Canterbury Christ Church University,Martin O'Neill, Serving Police Officer, Kent Police,Stephen Tong, Director of Policing and Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Police Studies & Policing (pre-service), Canterbury Christ Church University,Robert Underwood, Associate Tutor, Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Kent Police officer,Dominic Wood, Head of Department, Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Dr Robin Bryant is Director of Criminal Justice Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was jointly responsible with Kent Police for establishing an innovative Foundation Degree in Policing for initial police training in Kent, and is an external examiner for a number of universities in the UK that offer programmes in Policing and Criminology. He has edited and contributed to several books on investigation and police training, and published and presented widely on investigative theory.
Sarah Bryant specializes in editing technical, academic material for a wider readership. Her background is in science education and the development of learning materials for adults.
Sofia Graca is a Senior Lecturer, and Programme Director for the MSc in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University, in collaboration with the Police Academy of the Netherlands.
Kevin Lawton-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the BA/BSc in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was formerly an operational Senior CSI at Kent Police and a trainer attached to Kent Police College involved in the training and development of CSIs, police recruits and detectives.
Dr Martin O'Neill is a serving police officer with Kent Police. He is involved in all aspects of criminal investigation, as well as running training courses up to and including the rank of detective inspector. He specialises in investigating sexual offences, homicide investigations, fraud, and public protection.
Dr Stephen Tong is Director of Policing and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) Police Studies & Policing (pre-service) programme in the Department of Law & Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Robert Underwood is an associate tutor in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and a former Kent Police officer. Together with colleagues from both organisations he was responsible for the design of the Foundation Degree in Policing which formed the basis of initial police training and education in Kent. He contributes to several other books in the Blackstone's series.
Dr Dominic Wood is the Head of Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also the Chair of the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview
1. Introducing the Handbook
2. Reference Material
Part II: Policing in Context
4. Crime and Criminality
5. The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales
Part III: Qualifications and Training
6. Roles, Responsibilities, and Support
7. Qualification and Professional Development
8. Education, Training, and Assessment
Part IV: General Procedures
9. Stop, Search, and Entry
10. Initial Investigation, Arrest, Detention, and Disposal
11. Attending Crime Scenes and Other Incidents
Part V: Specific Incidents
12. Alcohol, Drugs, and Substance Abuse
13. Providing Protection and Support
14. Policing Public Order, Anti-social Behaviour, and Harassment
15. Unlawful Violence Against Persons and Premises
16. Theft, Fraud, and Related Offences
17. Sexual Offences
18. Weapons Offences
19. Road and Traffic Policing
20. Damage to Buildings and Other Property
21. Attempted Offences and Encouraging or Assisting Crime
Part VI: Investigation and Prosecution
23. Criminal Investigation
25. Forensic Investigation
26. Prosecution and Court Procedures