Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure is a companion volume to the successful Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Law. Offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas, it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties. With extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance, each chapter is accompanied by features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips and flow-charts, providing you with an unparalleled guide to good policing practice.

Presenting a structured approach to police work, based on established national principles and practices this Handbook is divided into four parts: Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management and court procedure; Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the role of Police and Crime Commissioners, ACPO values, human rights, planning and risk management and dealing with the media; Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques and crime prevention; and Protective Services Policing which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies.

With 34 contributions from leading practitioners in policing, this Handbook will be invaluable to all operational personnel, particularly neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs), trainee investigators and policing students.

Author Biography

Dr Clive Harfield is a former police officer of 20 years experience and former Deputy Academic Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, at the London Metropolitan University. Currently at Griffith University, South East Queensland, Australia, he is the author of two Blackstone's Practical Policing titles; Covert Investigation (2012) and Intelligence: Investigation, Community, Partnership (2008), and is also lead editor on the OUP title Handbook of Intelligent Policing (2008).

Table of Contents

I - Evidence Management
1. Instant Resolutions, Matt Ebeling
2. Scene Preservation, Robert Underwood
3. Stop and Search, Huw Smart
4. Police Powers of Entry, Search, and Seizure, Huw Smart
5. Identification Procedures, Nick Yellop
6. Covert Investigation, Clive Harfield
7. Victims and Witnesses, Kevin Smith
8. Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity, Paul Hughes
9. Court Procedure, John Watson
II - Knowledge Management
10. The Changing Role of Accountability - Police and Crime Commissioners, Colin Rogers
11. ACPO Values, Colin Rogers
12. Standards of Professional Behaviour, Bryn Caless
13. Human Rights, Clive Harfield
14. Knowledge Management, Bryn Caless
15. Planning and Risk Management to Achieve Harm Reduction, Clive Harfield
16. Health and Safety and First Aid, Bryn Caless
17. Media, Tony Cook
18. Government Protective Marking Scheme, Clive Harfield
III - Neighbourhood Policing
19. Context and Importance of Neighbourhood Policing, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
20. The Ten Principles of Neighbourhood Policing, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
21. Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
22. Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
23. Citizen Focus, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
24. Signal Crimes Perspective, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
25. Problem-Solving, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
26. Crime Prevention, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
IV - Protective Services Policing
27. Major Crime and Homicide Response, Tony Cook
28. Serious, Organized & Cross-Border Crime, Stan Gilmour
29. Counter-Terrorism & Extremism, Andrew Staniforth
30. Civil Contingencies, Brian Dillon
31. Critical Incidents, Allyson MacVean
32. Public Order, Adrian Pitt
33. Strategic Roads Policing, Mick Doyle
34. Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Persons, Laura Richards & Allan Aubeelack

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