Now in its thirteenth edition, this well-respected and highly regarded book covers all areas of law and legal procedure which are of interest to police officers.
Updated to include new legislation such as the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the Protection of Freedom Act 2012, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Crime and Security Act 2010, there is also discussion of important changes to PACE Codes C, G, and H, as well as updates on the law relating to domestic violence, gambling, public order, and road safety. In addition, there is new case law and a revised structure reflecting the changing nature of policing and the challenges officers face.
Comprehensive and easy to understand, Police Law is an indispensable everyday reference book for police officers, and is the only book covering all areas of police law. The book also provides a good source of information for members of the public who wish to refer to a legal text written in an accessible way. Police Law is accompanied by a useful companion website containing regular updates on changes in the law throughout the life of the print edition.
Richard Card is Emeritus Professor of law at De Monfort University, Leicester. He has written and lectured extensively in a number of areas of law, particularly criminal law, and is the sole author of Card, Cross and Jones' Criminal Law.
The late Jack English was former Assistant Chief Constable with Northumbria Police, Director of the Central Planning and Instructor Training Unit, and Chief Examiner to the Police Promotion Examinations Board. He authored a number of well-respected police titles and also wrote on summonses and charges for the Police Reviewing Company.