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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2018 isbn 9780198806141

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2017

Edited by: Robin Bryant, Sarah Bryant

ISBN13: 9780198783008
New Edition ISBN: 9780198806141
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198743316
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2017 reflects the multitude of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join courses to progression from serving as a Special or working as a PCSO. Covering the major requirements of the revised Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (2015), as well as the IPLDP Diploma in Policing, this book is a must-have for anyone 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, as well as a new chapter on cybercrime. 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.

Police and Public Order Law
Part I: Overview
1: Introducing the Handbook
2: Reference Material

Part II: Policing in Context
3: Policing
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: Cybercrime
22: Attempted Offences and Encouraging or Assisting Crime

Part VI: Investigation and Prosecution
23: Intelligence
24: Criminal Investigation
25: Interviewing
26: Forensic Investigation
27: Prosecution and Court Procedures