This book is designed for police officers while out on patrol. Covering a wide range of common offences, it clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation, providing offence definitions, points to prove, and practical considerations. It allows readers to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The sixteenth edition of has been updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the law. Topics covered include police powers, assaults and violence, sexual offences, drugs, public disorder, and firearms. There is also coverage of road traffic issues. The book finishes with five appendices on topics such as human rights and traffic data.
Keywords:patrol, common offences, legislation, offence definitions, policing, human rights, public disorder
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- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 Assaults and Violence
- Chapter 3 Crime: Dishonesty
Chapter 4 Crime: General Chapter 5 Controlled Drugs Chapter 6 Sexual Offences and Assaults Chapter 7 Public Disorder/Nuisance Chapter 8 Firearms, Fireworks, and Weapons Chapter 9 Alcohol and Licensing Chapter 10 Road Traffic Chapter 11 General: Patrol