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.
Keywords:independent patrol, alcohol offences, drug offenses, sexual offenses, interviewing, cybercrime, training and assessment
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1 Introducing the Handbook 2 Policing 3 Crime and Criminality 4 The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales 5 Roles, Responsibilities, and Support 6 Qualifying as a Police Officer 7 Learning in Policing Contexts 8 Policing Local Communities 9 Stop, Search, and Entry: Police Powers and Procedures 10 Initial Investigation, Arrest, Detention, and Disposal 11 Attending Incidents 12 Alcohol, Drugs, and Substance Use 13 Protecting the Vulnerable from Violence, Abuse, and Neglect 14 Policing Anti-social Behaviour, Public Order, 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 23 Intelligence 24 Criminal Investigation 25 Investigative Interviewing 26 Forensic Investigation 27 Prosecution and Court Procedures