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Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation

ISBN13: 9780199546183
New Edition ISBN: 9780199672905
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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Police Misconduct, Complaints and Public Regulation covers the highly sensitive topic of who polices the police. It provides comprehensive coverage of the law and procedure relating to the regulation of the police - setting out comprehensive guidance on practice at complaints and misconduct hearings, as well as detailed analysis of the powers of the IPCC and of its statutory guidance.

It includes dedicated chapters on related sets of proceedings, notably the complaints and discipline process (from recording the complaint through to the Police Appeals Tribunal); specific criminal offences (misconduct in public office, manslaughter); inquest proceedings; public inquiries; and judicial review. The content reflects the substantial developments in the law and practice in these inter-related proceedings since the implementation of the Police Reform Act 2002 in April 2004, as well as the radical reforms introduced by the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008.

The authors bring together, in a detailed and practical narrative, the relevant statutory powers, secondary legislation, statutory guidance and increasing body of High Court jurisprudence. They include user-friendly diagrams and process maps to illustrate and explain the narrative and legislation. Appendices include regulations and associated Home Office Guidance under the 2004 and 2008 performance and misconduct regimes, and the new 2008 PAT Rules.

Written by two barristers with extensive experience representing and advising police forces and officers, this book is an essential text for solicitors and barristers involved in police misconduct issues.

Police and Public Order Law
1. The organisation of policing in England and Wales and the regulation of police forces
2. Suspension and removal of chief officers by police authorities and the Secretary of State
3. Complaints and misconduct (1): The Independent Police Complaints Commission
4. Complaints and discipline (2): Summary of the route map from incident to resolution
5. Efficiency Regulations 1999 and Performance Regulations 2008
6. Complaints and discipline (3): Recording, initial management, and classification
7. Complaints and discipline (4): The investigation and the rights of the complainant
8. Complaints and misconduct (5): Misconduct charges and the procedure until the misconduct hearing
9. Complaints and misconduct (6): Misconduct hearings under the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004
10. Complaints and misconduct (7): Misconduct procedures under the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008
11. Complaints and misconduct (8): Special 'fast track' cases under the 2004 and 2008 misconduct regulations
12. Complaints and misconduct (9): Internal appeals and the Police Appeals Tribunal
13. Abuse of process and judicial review
14. Discipline of probationers, PCSOs and other staff
15. Inquests involving the police
16. Police related criminal offences
17. Public Inquiries