Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook 2010

Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook 2010


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Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook 2010 by Robin Bryant, Roy Murphy, Sarah Bryant, Robert Underwood

The fourth edition of Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook is a key text for student police officers undergoing their initial police training and provides all the underpinning subject matter and skills development materials required for the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). It provides the knowledge and understanding necessary for a student officer to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner, allowing students to cultivate appropriate transferable skills for further study and career development within policing and related occupational areas.

Fully updated for the fourth edition, the Handbook incorporates recent changes to the National Occupational Standards and new content and updated legislation on stop and search powers under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2000, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the reclassification of cannabis, and the amended PACE Code A.

This book ensures that the student police officer can effectively demonstrate that they are meeting all the National Occupational Standards which must be attained for initial policing. Each of the five phases of initial training is covered in detail with clear descriptions of the legal, social and professional context of student officer development coupled with self-assessment tasks that test knowledge and understanding. The text allows students to relate academic study to their work in practice. Clearly laid out and very practical, each chapter contains many useful examples and learning aids including flowcharts, law summaries and checklists. At the end of each chapter, conclusion boxes give students the opportunity to consolidate links between the subject they have just learnt and the National Occupational Standards. The book also demonstrates the links between the Standards and the other professional qualifications required by student police officers, such as PIP level 1.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199577668
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/19/2010
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Dr Robin Bryant is Head of the Department for Crime and Policing Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and was responsible for implementing the first college-based police training model in the UK with Kent Police.
Sarah Bryant has a background in science education and the development of learning materials for adults.
Dr Bryn Caless is Head of Training at Kent Police. With Dr Robin Bryant he oversaw the introduction of the Kent Student Officer Programme in 2005 as part of IPLDP. He is the author of Blackstone's PCSO Handbook.
Kevin Lawton-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University and a member of the teaching staff of student police officers.
Robert Underwood is an experienced Kent Police Officer attached to Canterbury Christ Church University as part of the teaching staff on the Kent Student Officer Programme. Together with colleagues from both organizations he was responsible for the design of the Foundation Degree in Policing which forms the basis of initial police training and education in Kent.
Dr Dominic Wood is a Principal Lecturer in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Roy Murphy is a former Detective at Kent Police. He now works with Kent Police as an Investigative Adviser working alongside detectives, trainee detectives, supervisors, and the CPS.

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