Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2018

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  • Edition: 12th
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  • Copyright: 2017-10-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2018 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.

Author Biography

Robin Bryant, Canterbury Christ Church University,Sarah Bryant, Learning Development Specialist,Sofia Graça, Canterbury Christ Church University,Kevin Lawton-Barrett, Canterbury Christ Church University,Paul Gilbert, Canterbury Christ Church University,Graham Hooper, Canterbury Christ Church University,Nigel Jones, Canterbury Christ Church University,Barry Blackburn, Canterbury Christ Church University,Trish McCormack, Canterbury Christ Church University,Susanna Mitchell, Canterbury Christ Church University,James Nunn, Canterbury Christ Church University,Martin O'Neill, Canterbury Christ Church University,Jane Owens, Canterbury Christ Church University,Vince Straine-Francis, Canterbury Christ Church University,Robert Underwood, Canterbury Christ Church University,Dominic Wood, Canterbury Christ Church University,Vincent Leonard, Kent Police,Mark Robinson, Kent Police

Dr Robin Bryant is Director of Criminal Justice Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was jointly responsible with Kent Police for establishing an innovative Foundation Degree in Policing for initial police training in Kent, and is an external examiner for a number of universities in the UK that offer programmes in Policing and Criminology. He has edited and contributed to several books on investigation and police training, and published and presented widely on investigative theory.

Sarah Bryant specializes in editing technical, academic material for a wider readership. Her background is in science education and the development of learning materials for adults.

Dr Paul Gilbert is a Senior Lecturer in Policing and Programme Director for the MA in Policing and Criminal Justice at Canterbury Christ Church University. He formerly worked for 30 years in policing in Northern Ireland both as a frontline officer and as a police trainer. Paul's PhD research was on the reform of policing in Northern Ireland.

Dr Sofia Graca is a Senior Lecturer and Director of postgraduate taught provision at the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Sofia's research interests include domestic violence and individuals' relationship with the justice system. She is also interested in law enforcement and transnational cooperation, having been invited to develop research for and present at conferences organised by Europol.

Kevin Lawton-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer and former Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) in Forensic Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to this he was an operational Senior CSI at Kent Police and a trainer attached to Kent Police College involved in the training and development of CSIs, police recruits and detectives.

Graham Hooper is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Graham's
professional background is in policing, having served for over 30 years as a police officer rising to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable. During his police career he worked in two forces - Thames Valley Police and (on secondment) to the Metropolitan Police, where he led an initiative to tackle knife crime. Graham also has extensive experience of national policing having performed a variety of senior appointments in organisations such as Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, the Home Office and the National Policing Improvement Agency.

Nigel Jones has been involved in cybercrime and digital forensics investigations since 1986. He created the National High Tech Crime Training Centre for the UK Police Service and has been involved in numerous cybercrime capacity building and training programmes for international organisations on a regional and global basis. He currently is a Principal Lecturer in Cybercrime at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Trish McCormack is an Instructor at Canterbury Christ Church University and has responsibility for delivery and
assessment of the modules relating to the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing within the BSc (Hons) Policing Suite. Trish retired from Kent Police in 2012, leaving as an Inspector and her last role was in the training department with responsibility for Foundation Training.

Susanna Mitchell joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2015 and currently lectures in evidence in relation to criminal investigation. Prior to this she was a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS specialising in the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences. She is still a practicing Lawyer and is regularly instructed by the CPS.

James Nunn is a former Roads Policing Inspector at the Metropolitan Police Service with over 28 years of experience, more than half of this within his specialism. He was lead for the implementation of drug drive over the prescribed limit enforcement and has advised the Canadian Ministry of Justice on this subject.

Dr Martin O'Neill is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Investigation at Canterbury Christ Church University. He specialises
in all aspects of criminal investigation and aspires to research areas such as sexual offences, domestic abuse investigations, investigative decision making and death investigation.

Jane Owens is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has served as a Police Officer in both Surrey and Bedfordshire Police Forces, ending her career seconded to the National Policing Improvement Agency, where she was an Implementation Officer for the development and delivery of national leadership and management training for Sergeants and Inspectors. Her research interests include neighbourhood policing, police governance and 'private' policing.

Vincent Straine-Francis is a Module Leader for the BSc (Hons) Policing Cyber Security and an Instructor on the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing for Canterbury Christ Church University. He is a retired Metropolitan and Kent Police Detective. He spent the last seven years of his career devising Kent Police Detective training programs, and training new recruits and Specials.

Robert Underwood is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the BSc in Policing Studies/Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University. He was formerly a Kent Police Officer and helped to devise the Kent Student Officer Programme. Together with colleagues, he was jointly responsible for the design of the Foundation Degree in Policing, which formed the basis of initial police learning in Kent.

Dr Dominic Wood is Head of the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church
University. After organising and chairing an international policing conference at CCCU on Knowledge Led Policing, Dominic helped to establish the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing.

Barry Blackburn is a Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has previously worked for the Probation Service in Kent and for the Home Office.

Vince Leonard is Chief FirearmsInstructor for Kent Police. He holds a PhD from Canterbury Christ Chruch University in Criminal Justice.

Mark Robinson is a Police Officer, forensic interviewing practitioner, trainer and advisor.

Table of Contents

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 Incidents
Part V: Specific Incidents
12. Alcohol, Drugs, and Substance Abuse
13. Protection from Violence, Abuse, and Neglect
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. Attempts, Conspiracy, and Encouraging or Assisting Crime
Part VI: Investigation and Prosecution
23. Intelligence
24. Criminal Investigation
25. Investigative Interviewing
26. Forensic Investigation
27. Prosecution and Court Procedures

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