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Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation covers the highly sensitive topic of who polices the police. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the law and procedure relating to the regulation of the police, offering practical guidance on complaint 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 (such as misconduct in public office and manslaughter), inquest proceedings, public inquiries, and judicial review.
The new edition has been rigorously updated to reflect the substantial developments in the law since the introduction of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 and the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, including the powers and duties of the new Police and Crime Commissioners. 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. Appendices include all the key rules and regulations and associated Home Office Guidance under the 2012 performance and misconduct regimes, as well as the 2012 Police Appeals Tribunal Rules.
Written by expert barristers with unrivalled experience representing and advising police forces and officers, this highly-regarded book is an invaluable resource for all practitioners involved in police misconduct.