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Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students  

Edited by: Dominic Wood , Sarah Bradshaw , Tara Dickens , Julian Parker-McLeod , Francis Simpson , and Graham Weaver
Published in Print:10 April 2022 Published Online:23 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Divided into six parts, representing key stages in progression from entry into policing, to initial training and then confirmation, the text leads the reader through each topic, covering theory, discussion, and practice while helping readers to develop skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. The text provides 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 cybercrime. Those aspects of police training which are common to all new entrants are clearly identified. There are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment.