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Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual,9780199681822
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Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual



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Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual is an essential reference and training resource for all custody officers and trainers. All relevant legislation is presented in a clear and concise manner, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonly misunderstood, to offer a comprehensive treatment of all elements of the custody officer's role.

Professionals involved in the criminal justice system will be acutely aware of the ever-changing legislation that governs the reception, treatment and welfare of people detained at police stations. This book interprets the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and accompanying Codes of Practice, and also covers detainees' entitlements, reviews and relevant times, identification and samples, as well as the extension of detention in terrorist cases.

The fifth edition contains revised material on safer detention, clinical treatment and attention, and identification and samples, and is fully updated to cover all recent legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, and the 2012 updates to the PACE Codes of Practice. Presented as a step by step guide to all stages of the custody procedure, Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual highlights common problem areas and offers practical guidance using real life examples, flowcharts, and summary sections.

Author Biography

Huw Smart, Lecturer, University of Glamorgan and former Chief Inspector, South Wales Police

Huw Smart is a former Chief Inspector and qualified police trainer for South Wales Police, with over 30 years' experience in the police service. He is a part-time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan and is co-author of the Blackstone's Police Q&As series.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of the Custody Officer
2. Detainees-Initial Action
3. Safer Detention
4. Clinical Treatment and Attention
5. Conditions of Detention
6. The Detainee's Entitlements
7. Vulnerable People and Appropriate Adults
8. Dealing with Property and Searching
9. Warrants
10. Reviews and Relevant Time
11. Extending Detention
12. Identification and Samples
13. Dealing with Legal Representatives
14. Charging Suspects
15. Continued Detention After Charge
16. Bail
17. Terrorism Act 2000 Detainees
18. Interviewing
APPENDIX 1: Flow Charts
APPENDIX 2: Home Office Circulars

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